Barack Obamaâs Post-Modern Liberal Syllogisms Keep Falling Apart Posted by Erick Erickson Sunday, December 27th On September 19, 2001, writing in the Hyde Park Herald Barack Obama attributed 9/11 related terrorism to, âa climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.â Even more so, Obama went on to say: Obama has, in fact, held to this position for the better part of a decade despite the evidence that the 9/11 attackers were, in fact, mostly rich kids. In his Cairo speech, Barack Obama did not directly mention âpoverty,â but instead went with the white manâs burden â an indirect way of saying the same thing â pontificating that âtension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims.â Contra Obama, it turns out that yet again, the Al Qaeda terrorist was another rich kid. It may be easier for an academic wrapped up in post-modern liberal syllogisms to draw inescapable conclusions from the absence of facts than to embrace simpler themes based on the presence of fact, but we can always hope and pray Obama learns something from this. Some people want to kill us. They need to be rooted out and killed first. And we should perhaps consider that the âWar on Terrorâ we are no longer allowed to refer to continues even if we choose not to participate. Oh, and given that the âpovertyâ stereotype has yet again been disrupted by a terrorist who did not fit Barack Obamaâs fact pattern for terror, maybe Obama should consider that âno one has ever broken out of a SuperMaxâ and âletâs try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York Cityâ also are the products of post-modern liberal syllogisms derived from the absence of actual facts.