Nothing in Obama's UN speech reassured me that he had any real committment to freedom of speech. It was just more of the same glib platitudes and postmodern moral equivalency that seems to come smoothly out of the President's mouth on a regular basis.
Obama's actions speak louder than his words:
[cartoon by Eric Allie]
As for his assertion that, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam", I find that sentiment to be extremely curious. The prophet of Islam and his minions represent the single greatest force in the world today pushing for tyranny and repression. I intend to slander them wholeheartedly, enthusiastically and freely, whenever I can.
On a different and more positive note, just a short distance away from the UN at about the same time that Obama was pontificating, Mitt Romney also gave a speech. It was, unfortunately, under-reported, since most journalists are easily awed by the oratory manipulations of O. But it is worth listening to if you have a few minutes: