Thursday, June 4, 2009

More thoughts on the "Muslim speech"

I know Obama's operative theory is that "every president stank until I came along".

However, he should have stressed the Clinton administration's authorization of the first US military operation in Europe since WWII - - to protect the Muslims of Kosovo and Bosnia from genocide by Christian terrorists after the break up of Yugoslavia. If we're looking to get in good with the Muslim world, wouldn't that be a good starting point?

And, not every Arab is Muslim, and not every Muslim is Arab (only about 1/3 of Muslims are Arabs). European Muslims generally like us because of the Bosnian operation, Asian Muslims generally like us because they hate Russian and Chinese genocidal imperialism, and African Muslims get along with the U.S. just fine. (In fact, it's not unknown for an African Muslim to come to the U.S. on a scholarship to study, meet an American girl, have a kid . . . )

Obama seems to conflate Arab and Muslim, and that leads him to conclude "all Muslims hate us because of Israel", which is as silly a world view as any prior administration's.

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