President Obama on the Murder of Daniel Pearl
“Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.” — President Barack Obama at the signing of the Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act.
Mr. President, that statement is completely offensive. Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered; Gilligan and the castaways were lost.
I do not understand your choice of words concerning his murder, or apparent lack of conviction to call it what it was, and I most certainly do not understand your use of the phrase “captured the world’s imagination”. Wouldn’t that be a phrase better suited to the opening of a new Disney theme park, or the invention of a flying car rather than discussion of a heinous criminal act committed in front of a television camera by a confessed, murderous thug?
Rant inspired from reading here: The Washington Times