It appears, however, that Mr. Obama was a “one speech wonder” whose eloquence has diminished with each successive verbal outing.
Take a moment to compare quotes from the two world leaders. Then ask yourself, honestly, who is the true statesman with a better grasp of world affairs.
First the words of Prime Minister Netanyahu:
“…the Jewish people’s odyssey through time has taught us two things: Never give up hope, always remain vigilant. Hope charts the future. Vigilance protects it.
‘Today our hope for the future is challenged by a nuclear-armed
“Rohani denounces, quote, “attempts to change the regional balance through proxies.” Yet,
“I am prepared to make an historic compromise for genuine and enduring peace, but I will never compromise on the security of my people and of my country, the one and only Jewish state.
“…we’ve transformed a bludgeoned Jewish people, left for dead, into a vibrant, thriving nation, developing limitless possibilities for the future.
“Biblical prophecies are being realized. As the prophet Amos said, they shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them. They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine. They shall till gardens and eat their fruit. And I will plant them upon their soil never to be uprooted again.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the people of
Now read quotes from Barack Obama, taken from various speeches during his tenure.
“I will continue to believe that
“It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda.”
“Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.”
“I will not negotiate. This perpetual cycle of brinksmanship has to end.”
“We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.”
“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain.”
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made it happen.”
“…the day I’m inaugurated, this country looks at itself differently and the world looks at
The defense rests.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
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