The White House announced that on March 5th it was convening a “Summit on Entrepreneurship” as part of President Obama’s outreach to Muslim nations. The conference is scheduled to take place April 26-27 in the nation’s capitol. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, “The summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges, building partnerships that will lead to ‘greater opportunity’ abroad and at home.”
Were this notion not so dangerous, so ill-conceived, and so inappropriate, it would be humorous. How ridiculous that we call our adversaries to our nation’s capitol to share with them the concepts, ideals and principles that our young citizens are defending with their lives against some of them in Iraq and Afghanistan? This Summit is an insult to our soldiers serving in the Middle East and to our unemployed citizens at home who are unable to find jobs.
Yet it is part of Obama’s grand strategy for telling Islamic nations that he loves them, even when they spit in his eye and kill Americans. He forgets that one of the things necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to act naively. Like many well meaning but deceived people in America and Europe, he thinks that if he treats Islamic nations with sweet reasonableness they will become his friends and brothers. He deceives himself and those of us who look to him for direction.
A wise Muslim leader once counseled that, “No matter how much you Americans help us and no matter how desperately we need your help when we are in trouble there can never be a marriage between us, not even a romance. In the end, you Christians will always be infidels to us Muslims.” Instead of taking this cautionary council to heart, Obama has chosen to prostrate himself before the Islamic world and its leaders in hopes of making friends with them. It won’t work; his pro-Islamic policies will fail and he won’t become their hero, nor will he be ours.
Instead of being rewarded by the Islamic world for his obeisance, Obama and the United States have actually lost global standing in their eyes. Even more disquieting is that here in Obama’s own country both Democrats and Republicans believe that the nation is on the wrong track and that the American people were safer under President Bush than they are under President Obama.
Part of the loss of the people’s faith in him is due to his unwise decision to close the military prison at Guantanamo. Additionally, the American people do not support his decision to prosecute Muslim terrorist suspects in civilian courts in New York City. One of those benefiting from his shifting trial venues is the mastermind of the Sep 11 bombings, Kahlid Shaikh Mohammed who is responsible for planning the killing more than 3000 Americans.
Obama’s promise of “greater opportunity” for those attending the Summit is to help them create “jobs”. Well, America’s small business entrepreneurs desperately need help in establishing new businesses and growing them to their maximum potential. This is not the time to be diverting the federal government’s attention and resources into teaching Muslim nations how to establish and grow small businesses so they can successfully compete with and displace American workers and products. If any jobs are to be created, if any businesses are to be birthed and grown, if any products are to be produced, it should be in the United States where the unemployment rate is 10%!
If Obama really wants to convene summits on entrepreneurship he should first convene some for American entrepreneurs — including Blacks and Hispanics — teaching them how to create flourishing businesses during this time of economic down-turn. But no, Obama’s focus is not on helping struggling Americans get jobs and establishing businesses; it is on catering to and helping Islamic nations, some of whom probably support al-Qaeda and its efforts to kill Americans. No doubt some of those who attend Obama’s conference will be gathering intelligence for al-Qaeda to use against the American people. Obama may not be a practicing Muslim, but at his core his actions are Islamic.
He says that his purpose in convening this summit is to facilitate a “new beginning,” a rebuilding and refurbishment of relations between the United States and the Islamic world which were allegedly destroyed by President Bush. It is part of the “blame America” and “blame President Bush” tactics which Obama uses to successfully avoid taking responsibility for those things that undermine and threaten the nation’s foreign policy and economic health.
Obama’s scheduling of the Muslim entrepreneurship conference was cleverly manipulated so that it made no waves in the press and so that the U.S. Congress would all but ignore the announcement. If Obama’s track record is any indicator, the Summit will result in as much opportunity for Muslim nations as Obama’s current “jobs” bills now provide to Americans.