He says he plans on “mending” America’s image. That means he’ll apologize for the United States to an Islamic crowd just like he apologized for the US to the Berlin crowd. I guess liberating 53 million Muslims as a response to the 9-11 attacks isn’t enough. Or being the largest donor nation to Muslim nations isn’t enough. Or thousands of our loved ones dying to liberate Muslims isn’t enough. What should he do? He should demand an end to the apartheid forced into women in the Islamic world; he should demand complete suffrage for Muslim women; education for girls; complete freedom and equality as embrced by the rest of the civilized world.

But he won’t. He’ll apologize for America’s hubris. The hubris of daring to spread freedom around the world.

Obama plans major address in Islamic capital: interview

President-elect Barack Obama plans to give “a major address” in an Islamic capital soon after taking office as he seeks to mend America’s image in the Muslim world, a Chicago Tribune interview said.

“I think we’ve got a unique opportunity to reboot America’s image around the world and also in the Muslim world in particular,” Obama said in the interview published late Tuesday on the Tribune’s website.

Obama promised an “unrelenting” desire to “create a relationship of mutual respect and partnership in countries and with peoples of good will who want their citizens and ours to prosper together.”

The world “is ready for that message.”

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  1. Shawmut says:

    Can you imagine Saudi King Abdullah calling for the Third Vatican Council?
    If this doesn’t smack as typical American Bozoism, I can’t hink of what does. It tops Shrubby’s “Islam is a religion of peace”.

  2. DogOnCrack says:

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who is sick and tired of that “religion of peace” crap.
    At least Christianity doesn’t make that bogus claim.
    If anything, Christianity is a religion of rebellion.

  3. ffigtree says:

    What part of “we don’t negotiate with terrorists” does he not understand! Oh, wait. He’s “apologizing”. Well, that will certainly make everything okay now.

    I don’t know who Barkey is trying to appease but I believe the US has already created a relationship of mutual respect with the 53 million good people of Iraq.

  4. honored_dad says:

    Amen, but somehow I’m thinking he’ll show the same “courage” that so transformed Chicago politics…

  5. whitney says:

    I’m still so PO’d at the wimped out, McCain, campaign. I guess the best we could hope for is hearing the refrain bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran…but no, that wouldn’t be right; would it?

    Can the only good thing I can think of is we don’t have to hear “My Friends…” before he calls for amnesty…god, I hope he just goes to the corner and sits out the next four years….Don’t help us, Mr. McCain!

  6. W J Ellis says:

    Will this speech come before or after the “emergency” that Biden promised would happen? I see that as a precursor to declaring a national emergency, an excuse to set the “civilian” defense force in motion to seize the 200 million small arms from the hands of law abiding Americans. Hopefully the logistics alone would be enough to turn the liberal backbone to mush.

  7. Paul From Hamburg says:

    Don’t confuse “Islamic” with “Arab”. My prediction is that he will go to Jakarta. If I am right, then he can make a speech comparing the current government with the government under which he lived for a few years. He can talk about a peaceful transition to democracy, pluralism, yada, yada, yada… Probably nothing too substantive, but enough for the New York Time to declare a new era of diplomatic brilliance. Chris Matthews will no doubt keep a transcript under his mattress.

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