Obama Ate Dog Meat as a Child in Indonesia
"The Daily Caller noted that in President Obama's best-selling memoir, 'Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance' the president recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia with his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro.The 2012 presidential campaign has officially gone to the dogs, Mitt Romney is still being hounded for strapping his dog Seamus on the roof of his station wagon for a 12-hour trip three decades ago, and now Obama's penchant for eating dog meat as a child is a campaign issue.
'With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chili peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy),' the president wrote." ABC News
It brings into focus Obama's un-American upbringing, especially in contrast with Romney's more traditional childhood. While Romney as a child was at the ball park enjoying hot dogs, little Obama was dining on grasshoppers and dog meat in Indonesia.
Obama's defenders may argue that he can't be blamed for eating dog meat as a child, but Obama wrote his memoirs as an adult, not as a child. In his book there's not even a hint of disapproval of the barbaric practice of eating dog. Obama believes that all cultures are equally valid, and he wasn't about to cast aspersions on a Muslim country.
I'm to the left of Obama, but I don't share his view of moral equivalency. America is the greatest country in the world, and almost all Muslim countries treat women like second-class citizens, and religious minorities as less than human.
If Mitt Romney can be held accountable for mistreating Seamus almost 30 years ago (and I'm glad he is), then Obama can be held accountable for eating dog meat as a child, and not condemning the practice as an adult when he wrote his autobiography.
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