Erika Johnsen

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Defending freedom, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, is a tough job, but a righteous one. It's a sacred duty to which the President of the United States should presumably be steadfastly committed. American exceptionalism, however, just doesn't sit well with some people, including the wanton apologizer currently occupying the White House.

Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family.

Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30.

Khan was a Saudi-born American-raised traitor, a full-fledged member of al Qaeda, a proud jihadist, and published a magazine in which he penned articles praising Osama bin Laden and instructing Western youth on different ways to kill infidels. In other words, we annihilated an acknowledged terrorist leader and jihadi propagandist to stop him from killing Americans. And you know what? I'm not even sorry that I'm not sorry. Because I have a will to live, and refuse to allow freedom and prosperity to be terrorized by psychopathic murderers. It's shameful and disturbing that certain higher-up Democrats don't feel the same way.

And while this next almost-apology is older, there is the added revelation that, not only is Japan not looking for an apology for the finalities of WWII, but that such 'diplomacy' is damaging to the worldwide reputation of freedom and democracy.

Another stop on the tour was in Japan, where Obama in November 2009 bowed to the emperor, something no American president had ever done. It could have been worse if plans to visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima to apologize for winning the war with the atom bombs had come to pass.

A heretofore secret cable dated Sept. 3, 2009, was recently released by WikiLeaks. Sent to Secretary of State Clinton, it reported Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling U.S. Ambassador John Roos that "the idea of President Obama visiting Hiroshima to apologize for the atomic bombing during World War II is a 'nonstarter.'"

The Japanese feared the apology would be exploited by anti-nuclear groups and those opposed to the defensive alliance between Japan and the U.S.

Nobody was gleeful about the prospect of dropping A-bombs on Japan, but we ended the war. And in this day and age, we have a great relationship with Japan. We also have no problems with our freedom-loving friends like Britain and France having nuclear weapons as deterrents to more nefarious parties. The fact that President Obama feels the continual need to condone for ending wars, saving lives, and making the world safe for democracy, is downright mortifying, to say the least.


Erika Johnsen

Erika Johnsen is a Web Editor for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @erikajohnsen.