In Audio, The McAllister Minute on March 20, 2013 at 10:45 am
“…there’s a Charm Offensive that we all must hope works over these next few days. It’s the one going on in the Middle East…” Lenny McAllister talks about the importance of the Obama/Netanyahu meetings in Israel this week on this version of “The McAllister Minute”
“Remember the recent ‘Charm Offensive’ that President Obama started with Republican leaders in an attempt to win them over? Some Republicans saw it as a first step, but they certainly didn’t seem to be swooned over by the president’s advances – despite free lunches and a promise for a call back.
“How about the annual 3-day ‘Charm Offensive’ that is known as CPAC? Conservatives see it as a step in the right direction to win elections, but they certainly didn’t seem to swoon any new voters quite yet – despite rousing speeches and a breakout panel discussion where slavery was called free room and board.
“Yet, there’s a Charm Offensive that we all must hope works over these next few days. It’s the one going on in the Middle East.
“With the increased nuclear capabilities of the Iranians despite sanctions by the West, Obama and Netanyahu must completely erase the image that the two are not lockstep in ensuring both Israel’s safety in the Middle East, but also peace throughout a region that could easily spark World War III. With the increased trade discrepancies and cyber-attacks coming from the Chinese, the Americans need a united front with its allies as we continue to combat a nation that refuses to play by the same rules of peace while we attempt to avoid economic and military wars.”
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In The McAllister Minute on September 19, 2012 at 11:14 am
In the September 19 version of “The McAllister Minute”, Lenny notes that the outrage over alleged disrespect is hollow as respect for cultural sensitivities is only genuine when it is mirrored with the respect for human life during non-combative strife.
“While we continue to honor the memory and service of slain US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the others killed in the embassy attack overseas, we must remember the tenets of honorable global engagement that we hold dear as the greatest democracy the world has ever seen.
“Yet, while others may choose to focus on the sophomoric film that allegedly sparked the Muslim outrage throughout the Middle East over the past several days, the only way to honor the essence of freedom – for Americans and our global neighbors across the world – is to recall a key element within the concept of honor and respect. Simply: honor and respect is a 2-way street.
“True freedom balances cultural sensitivities with the right to free speech and expression. True freedom tempers our disgust for repugnant perspectives on social issues and stances with respect for human life. True freedom confronts conflict with contemplation, not cold-blooded killing by a select few hoping to reverse the tide of democracy. And when a response to Americans working to support freedom throughout the world is mind-bending terrorism and heinous acts of murder by a select few, it is freely open for the world to see…that some still battle against the hopes of democracy…that these enemies will corrupt the overall message of living for peace and justice for the glory of God…trading that faith walk for the sake of conducting misconstrued jihad.”
“Rebellion and outrage without moral authority is anarchy.”
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