Conservative activist and former presidential candidate Gary
Bauer wasn't impressed with President Obama's address to the United
Nations General Assembly earlier today.
During his speech, the president challenged the international
community to confront the root causes of turmoil in the Middle
East, saying the world faces "a choice between the forces that
would drive us apart and the hopes we hold in common."
Obama said world leaders must join to confront the root causes
of rage in the Muslim world. "I do believe that it is the
obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak out forcibly
against violence and extremism," he stated.
Gary Bauer of American
Values says the president failed to mention the source of that
"The fact is that millions of Muslims around the world are
receiving in their mosques religious teachings that keep them at a
fever pitch ready to violently react to any perceived or imagined
slight," Bauer tells OneNewsNow.
Obama also said the United States will not shrink from its role
with nations under transition despite the killing of four Americans
in Libya. But Bauer says under Obama's leadership, the United
States is in full retreat throughout the Middle East.
"We have repeatedly been tougher on our ally Israel than we have
our enemies like Iran," he laments.
Bauer says until the president calls out the radicalism that is
spreading throughout the Islamic world, more bad days lie