Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Obama's [edited] statement on Pvt. Long

I am going to parse and replace Obama's statement with my preferred version. I've taken the context of his statement and replaced certain words and phrases.

The original statement:

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part
to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe . I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

My version:

“I am horrified by this Muslim terrorist's act of violence against two brave young heroes who were committed to doing their part, while serving within our Homeland, to strengthen and expand our armed forces and keep our country protected from these mindless Muslim extremists. I would like to provide Quinton Ezeagwula with government funds to aid a speedy recovery and to provide the complete resources of the US Government to Pvt Long's family's during this difficult time. I offer my personal prayers to God while William Long’s family mourns the loss of their son and honored Patriot.

We can no longer allow Muslim extremism to flourish in our midst. I am calling on a renewed commitment to rid this scourge from our Homeland by demanding that all foreign-taught Muslims register with the Department of Homeland Security within the next 90 days. Anyone who ignores this process will be arrested and detained until all acts of jihadist violence against American citizens within our Homeland cease to exist.”


  1. I like your version better - well put!

  2. Your version is perfect.