Friday, February 06, 2015

History

History is interesting.  I enjoy a good history lesson, but many folks sometime draw the wrong lessons because they don't know the background.  Our President recently alluded to history, when he drew the wrong lesson from the Crusades.
“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” Obama told the group. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
Indeed, our President would do well to study the history of the Crusades, and a good place to start might be in the story of Charles Martel, who turned back the Ottoman invasion after they had sacked Bordeaux.  He met them at Tours and defeated the Muslim army, bent on conquest.  I might note, for the historical record that Muslims were recently in the news for killing people in France.

Our own governor, Bobby Jindal, has noticed that the President missed the boat on his history lesson.
 “We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if he would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”
I don't always agree with Governor Jindal, but he called this one just right.  Our president draws the wrong lessons from history.   He also draws the wrong lessons from his Democratic cohorts.  Maybe instead of taking his much-ballyhooed vacations, he should fly to Jordan instead and get some OJT from King Abdullah.  The Jordanian king seems to have a handle on the problem of radical Islam, and Obama doesn't even know how to say it.

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