July 28, 2008, - 10:15 am
By Debbie Schlussel
For those who do not know, when people visit the Western Wall–one of the holiest sites in Judaism–it is traditional to write a prayer on a small piece of paper, roll it up, and insert it into a crevice in the wall, in the hope that G-d will answer the prayer.
After Barack Obama’s fraudulent photo op diplomacy visit to Israel last week, much has been made about his prayer at Israel’s Western Wall being made public, reportedly in breach of his privacy. The manufactured outrage is absurd.
And I don’t believe this clearly-staged Obama “privacy violation” for a second. But, predictably, so many of the clueless–including plenty of gullible conservatives–are all upset for Obama. (One of these people also believed the Gaza giveaway to the Palestinians was a brilliant diplomatic move that gave Israel goodwill from its neighbors and other countries.) What dupes.
The Obama campaign doesn’t do anything by accident. Everything is planned, re-planned, and over-orchestrated. If you read the prayer that Obama wrote, it is quite apparent that it was carefully crafted for public consumption. That it has since been published by Israel’s Ma’ariv, allegedly in violation of his privacy, achieves two purposes: 1) it makes Barack Hussein Obama, yet again, look like the magnificent, innocent victim of some alleged unfairness of some sort, and 2) it makes him look like such a nice and thoughtful guy when you read his prayer.
Here’s Obama’s “private” press release, er . . . “prayer”:
Lord – Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.
Wow, that’s some pretty secret, private stuff, ain’t it? I mean, it doesn’t at all sound like it was meant to be public or was carefully written. Right?
Now, if Obama wrote something like this, then I’d say he really meant the prayer to be private between himself and G-d and that he never meant for us to see it:
Please, G-d, forgive me for supporting Islamic terrorists throughout my career; for staffing my U.S. Senate offices with members of the hateful Nation of Islam; for my lifelong association with the hateful Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his church, and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan; for surrounding myself with extremists, including those who blew up U.S. government buildings; for lying about my religious background and not acknowledging that early in my life I was born and raised a Muslim; for my association with Jew-haters like Edward Said and Ali Abunimah (in addition to Wright and Farrakhan); for my flip-flop-flips on Jerusalem as the undivided eternal capital of Israel.
For my dumping of Nation of Islam member Cynthia K. Miller as treasurer of my campaign when I decided to run for Prez and knew she’d be a liability and embarrassing to my campaign because of her membership in this cult that in reality I think is neither racist nor bigoted in its hatred of Jews, Whites, and every non-Black group; for my lying to the American public on so many things and past radical positions; for my fake birth certificate and still not providing a valid one to the American public; for my wife’s lifelong embarrassment of being from a country that gave her, myself, and our family so much. Please, G-d, for these and all the transgressions I’ve made against the American people.
Of course, he’d never write such a prayer and insert it into the cracks or the Western Wall. Because he’d be afraid people would read it. Because he knew all along his prayer would be leaked to the newspapers. Because he knew his campaign and the complicit, left-wing Israeli mainstream media would be complicit in helping them leak it. Because he knew that his campaign–and never he–would craft and carefully worded, magnanimous, humble and pious-sounding (ie., very UnObama) prayer for all of the world–particularly American voters–to read.
Obama’s “privacy” violated? His “private prayer” blasphemously disclosed to the public against his wishes and intentions?
If you believe that, I have some land, near the house that Tony Rezko and his wife bought for Obama, to sell you.
Oh, and that student who has now apologized for “stealing the prayer”(now that Obama soaked the story and the prayer for every last drop)? Just how much did the Obama campaign pay him to do it?
Not sure what the Shekel to Dollar exchange rate is these days.
But I know that we don’t know who the student is, only his first initial and that he claims it was a “prank.” Uh-huh. I wouldn’t be shocked if this “student” is also a U.S. citizen who votes and is voting for Obama, just like his fellow members of the Obama campaign team.