Americans want a leader of conviction. That would be a president who has a clear vision of where he wants to take the nation. George W. Bush was such a man. I disagreed with him on so many things but I did know what his views were. He was “the decider.”
Unfortunately Barack Obama is wishy-washy. The war in Afghanistan is a “war of necessity” except we will begin to withdraw in July 2011.
The question of building a Muslim mosque near the World Trade Center site was answered on Friday, August 13, 2010 by the president when he said, “Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country.” This quote was taken from President Obama’s remarks for Friday night’s iftar dinner at the White House.
However, on Saturday, August 14, 2010 White House spokesman Bill Burton released the following statement on behalf of Obama’s stance on constructing the mosque. “Just to be clear, the president is not backing off in any way from the comments he made last night. It is not his role as president to pass judgment on every local project. But it is his responsibility to stand up for the constitutional principle of religious freedom and equal treatment for all Americans. What he said last night, and reaffirmed today, is that If a church, a synagogue or a Hindu temple can be built on a site, you simply cannot deny that right to those who want to build a mosque.”
The polls indicate that 64% of the nation oppose building a mosque near the WTC.