Conservative pundits have launched into President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo, calling it "sympathetic" to 9/11 and critical of the U.S. military. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe joined in, calling Obama's speech "un-American" and said he couldn't tell "whose side he's on."
On his Fox News show, Sean Hannity edited a clip of the speech to make it sound as if Obama "decided to give 9-11 sympathizers a voice on the world stage." Media Matters explains: "In fact, the context of Obama's words makes clear that Obama was condemning those who would 'justify the events of 9-11.'"
Former Bush speechwriter Marc Theissen claimed that Obama's speech was critical of the U.S. military.
"President Bush would never have criticized our military or our intelligence community on foreign soil," he said. "He basically threw our military under the bus in front of a Muslim audience."
Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe joined the squawkers, calling the speech "un-American" because Obama described the war in Iraq as a "war of choice."
Inhofe, R-Tulsa, also criticized the president for suggesting that torture was conducted at the military prison in Guantanamo, saying, "There has never been a documented case of torture at Guantanamo."
"I just don't know whose side he's on,'' Inhofe said of the president.