Barack Obama addresses the Muslim world

The warmup act
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Obama’s speech to Muslims cut the legs from underneath the grievance merchants in our community. It is a wedge between mainstream Muslims and extreme elements who feed of the sentiments of victimization.

I expect it will be very well received by most except those Muslims who are pathologically incapable of appreciating anything beyond their own failure and who can twist any praise into a perceived slight.


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#2 Eudaemonion on 06.13.09 at 11:33 pm

Forgive me. I see nothing positive about this Obama, ostensibly the ‘leader of the free world’, waltzing into a repressive, totalitarian client state like Egypt to deliver a message of hope and rebuke to the Muslim World. Strikes me as rather hollow.

#3 Raf on 06.14.09 at 1:26 am

Obama, I very much fear, is Blair Mk II. Of course there are differences. Obama, for example, has been very much more open than Blair ever was about his plans for redistributive taxation. But what both men have in common is this chameleon ability to be all things to all men. Just as Blair’s accent was forever veering from Scots to public school to estuary according to his audience, so Obama is ‘Hussein’ to Muslims, a fellow person of colour to Hispanics, an authentic negro hero to blacks, and to Caucasians an honorary (and, indeed, half-) white person in the fine tradition of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton. To no one is he an obvious threat.

And in any case, it’s not just about Barack Obama. Like Blair, I’m sure he’s a fantastic bloke. Looks great in a suit, fabbo teeth, wonderfully charming. But what about that ragbag — an inevitability with all left-liberal administrations, especially when they control both houses of Congress — of scuzzballs, communists, class warriors, eco-loons, thugs, malcontents, and single-issue rabble-rousers that will sweep into power on his back? They’re the ones America really needs to worry about because they’re the ones who’ll be wreaking the most havoc while Obama stands in front masking their excesses with that reassuring ‘I’m not a socialist’ smile.

#4 Manas Shaikh on 06.22.09 at 5:04 am

Well and good. Enough talks. Time for action.

Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, for God’s sake. And stop bombing Pakistan.

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