Pompeo Delivers Rip-Snorting Speech In Cairo, Eviscerates Obama

Pompeo Delivers Rip-Snorting Speech In Cairo, Eviscerates Obama, by Hank Berrien.

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Cairo, gave an amazingly comprehensive and powerful speech about the Middle East and America’s strength and commitment in which he eviscerated former President Barack Obama for his speech in Cairo in 2009, asserting, “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over.”

Pompeo stated:

“It was here, here in this city, that another American stood before you. He told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from an ideology. He told you that 9/11 led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the Middle East. He told you that the United States and the Muslim world needed, quote, “a new beginning,” end of quote. …

“The results of these misjudgments have been dire. …

We grossly underestimated the tenacity and viciousness of radical Islamism, a debauched strain of the faith that seeks to upend every other form of worship or governance. ISIS drove to the outskirts of Baghdad as America hesitated. They raped and pillaged and murdered tens of thousands of innocents. They birthed a caliphate across Syria and Iraq and launched terror attacks that killed all across continents. …

“America’s reluctance, our reluctance, to wield our influence kept us silent as the people of Iran rose up against the mullahs in Tehran in the Green Revolution. The ayatollahs and their henchmen murdered, jailed, and intimidated freedom-loving Iranians, and they wrongly blamed America for this unrest when it was their own tyranny that had fueled it. Emboldened, the regime spread its cancerous influence to Yemen, to Iraq, to Syria, and still further into Lebanon. …

“Let me be clear: America will not retreat until the terror fight is over. We will labor tirelessly alongside you to defeat ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other jihadists that threaten our security and yours.