Remember a few weeks ago when the Right was outraged that President Obama had gone abroad and supposedly apologized for America?
How dare he, said Rush Limbaugh:
So Barack Obama goes on his world tour, apologizes for America. Everybody says, “Wow, it’s great to have such a humble guy leading the country.” Humble? It takes profound arrogance to go around the world, apologize for your country, to say that your country is lacking, but only now is your country worth anything, because you happen to be president. That’s not humility. That’s profound conceit and arrogance, which is part and parcel of Barack Obama.
For the Right, the idea that the United States would ever apologize for anything was ludicrous and downright offensive …which makes this open letter Janet Porter has penned to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all the more confusing:
You are not alone. Christians in America stand with you and your right to exist.
Know, also, that there are 60 million Americans who did not abandon our core values or our allies for the empty rhetoric of “hope” and “change.” We are the ones who did not support the Hamas-endorsed, Muslim-bowing White House occupant, who, until he was “corrected” on national television, said how proud he was of his “Muslim faith” … We apologize for the undue pressure that has been put upon you to jeopardize your vital interests to carve up yet more land for promises of peace from people who want to obliterate you. We also acknowledge that this pressure did not begin with the current administration.
As it turns out, Porter’s apology for the United States is really more about protecting this nation from God’s wrath because, as she explains, whenever there is “U.S. pressure to divide Israel,” we get hit by a natural disaster:
Hurricane Andrew (Aug. 23, 1992), when the Madrid Peace Conference moved to Washington, D.C., to pressure Israel to divide their land.
The 6.9 Northridge Earthquake in Southern California (Jan. 16, 1994), when Clinton met with Syria’s president to discuss Israel giving up the Golan Heights where half of their fresh drinking water is found.
Hurricane George (Sept. 28, 1998) when Secretary of State Albright pressured Israel to give up parts of Judah and Samaria.
Texas Flood (Oct. 15-22, 1998) following a meeting with you, Mr. Prime Minister, and President Clinton with Yasser Arafat over Israel giving up 13 percent of the West Bank. On Oct. 21 of that year, a quarter of Texas was declared by Clinton a major disaster area.
A “super tornado” across Oklahoma and Kansas (May 3, 1999) with 316 mph winds – the highest winds ever recorded – the day Yasser Arafat was scheduled to declare a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as the capital.
Hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike (Aug. 25-Sept. 13, 2008) following Secretary Condoleezza Rice’s pressure to sign a treaty for a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
A 4.7 earthquake hit L.A. Sunday night when you, Mr. Prime Minister, arrived in the U.S. to meet with President Obama who is pushing to divide your land even further. Many are looking to the weather reports for what may follow.
Consequences. Elections have consequences. Abandoning our (and God’s) best friend Israel has consequences. Dividing land has consequences. Consequences we don’t want.
So if the US gets hit by a natural disaster some time soon, it will be all President Obama’s fault. But if we don’t, it’ll be because Porter managed to save us by apologizing.