In Case You Missed It, Here Is Obama Trashing The US (Again) While Overseas

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Present Obama’s trip to Asia last week didn’t go very well. Of course that didn’t stop him from trashing his country, which is one of his favorite things to do while traveling abroad. Here’s a montage of 18 times he trashed the United States. Below the video is a transcript, via Grabien. On the bright side, we only have a few more months of listening his drivel, at least in his capacity as president.

“There are still too many children in poverty in the United States …. who still aren’t getting enough to eat. That is also connected to education. And we still have a lot of children in a country so wealthy that on a day-to-day basis are not getting the kinds of educational opportunities that they deserve … And we have enough wealth to do it. The question is whether we have the political will to make the investments in these communities, many of which are in inner cities. Oftentimes they are poor African American or Latino who are still held back historically by discrimination …

But because we’re such a big country, we haven’t always had to know about other parts of the world … If you you’re in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we’re so big we don’t have to really know anything about other people …

I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. And if nothing else, what he’s done is he’s generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about …

We’ve had to deal with racism or conflict between races, ethnic groups, new immigrants … And also, America is not perfect. Look, it still has racial discrimination. It still has its own problems. It should worry about its own problems. And I agree with that in the sense that we definitely do still have problems we have to work on. We still have discrimination, we still have situations where women are not treated equally …

We didn’t think through all the implications of what we did … and when you see the dropping of cluster bombs … trying to figure out how that was going to be effective, particularly since part of the job was to win over hearts and minds … With the benefit of hindsight, we have to say that a lot of these consequences were not the ones that served our interests.

The way that Native Americans were treated was tragic … We are a nation that was founded on the belief of dignity of evert human being. Sometimes we’ve struggled to stay true to that belief …

If you see the environment destroyed, it’s not because that’s necessary for development. It’s usually because we’re being lazy … Look, the United States is still learning how to do this, and we’ve been at it a long time. But we used to have terrible pollution everywhere…

Given our history, I believe that United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heel … For nine years, there was a secret war in which the United States was dropping bombs on this country … As a result of that conflict and its aftermath, many people fled or were driven from their homes …

The United States dropped more bombs on Laos than Germany and Japan during the WWII … The United States dropped more than two million tons of bombs here in Laos … You can see some of these displays showing everything that landed on relatively simple homes like this …

As one Laotian said, the ‘bombs fell like rain.’Villages and entire valleys were obliterated. The ancient Plain of Jars was devastated. Countless civilians were killed …By some estimates more bombs per capita were dropped on Laos than any other country in the world.”