The hits just keeping rolling on for President Obama. This is most certainly not the same man that ran during the campaign for president. His middle of the road ways are long gone. And beyond even my comprehension – and really nothing Obama does surprises me anymore – he gave his first interview as president to an Arabic satellite TV network. What?! Yeah, he’s trying to convince our enemies who declared us to be their enemies without us doing anything, that America is not their enemy. This guy is not only naive, he is downright dangerous. If you are not prepared for another attack soon, you better get that way.
The interview was also President Obama’s attempt to repair relations with Muslims which was one of his commitments during the campaign. Something I came out strongly against. The president said he intends to engage the Middle East immediately and his new envoy to the region, former Sen. George J. Mitchell, is headed to Egypt on Tuesday for a visit. He also intends to visit Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Did anybody happen to hear that a Palestinian roadside bomb killed an Israeli soldier who was patrolling the gaza border today and that Israel responded with an airstrike that wounded a Hamas militant? So much for that truce. I guess this visit will be timely. Israel sent tanks and bulldozers across the border into Gaza for a short time after its soldier was killed and three others were wounded in the bombing.
Back to Obama and this unbelievable comment on th Al-Arabiya news channel’s interview, “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy.” His job to the Muslim world?! He works for freakin’ US!!! This guy has pissed me off more in the last week than George Bush did in four years. Is he out of his mind? We are so screwed! Then this twit (sorry he has lost my respect because he is destroying us and opening us wide for the takedown) apologized for America and said we had made mistakes and destroyed our relationship with the Muslim world but “that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.” Hmm…when exactly did we have hostages over there…
To be fair, President Bush and Secretary of State Rice both gave interviews to Al-Arabiya, but never with the intention of making us look bad. They generally were reaching out to Iranians to tell them we supported them in fighting against their government.
Obama talked about how he had grown up in Indonesia and that he had Muslim relatives. I just bet they stop burning his image in effigy now. Obama also called for a new partnership with the Muslim world “based on mutual respect and mutual interest” and said that he felt it was important to “get engaged right away” in the Middle East. He also talked about his directions to Mitchell and that he wants to talk to “all the major parties involved” and that he wants Mitchell to “start by listening, because all too often the United States starts by dictating.”
The president also talked briefly about Israel and the Palestinians and the hard choices they need to make. They’re really not hard in my opinion. Israel takes back Gaza and the Palestinians who can play nice get to stay. He said, “I do believe that the moment is ripe for both sides to realize that the path that they are on is one that is not going to result in prosperity and security for their people,” and he went on to support the creation of a Palestinian state.
President Obama also referenced al-Qaida and said he thought they did not know how to react to him and that “they seem nervous” and “what that tells me is that their ideas are bankrupt.” They don’t need too many other ideas since we are letting down our defenses again.