Rep. Allen West (R-FL) offers a trenchant alternative to Obamaâ??s U.N. speech, via his Facebook page:
“In his speech today to the United Nations, President Obama stated six times that the attacks across the Islamic world are attributed to a silly video. Â Furthermore, he refused to use the words terrorist attack in referring to what occurred in Benghazi Libya at our US Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. Â He continues to offer up apologies instead of defending our hard earned First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression.
“There is no message to this silly video trailer, and it is beneath the dignity and esteem of the Office of the President of the United States to mention it at all. Â When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. Â I shall not be tolerant of the intolerant. Â I know about the UN Resolution 1618 which would make any statement deemed by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) ‘offensiveâ?? to Islam a crimeâ?¦.. NOT ON MY WATCH FELLAS!
“My statement to the United Nations would have been, ‘The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence.'”