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.
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.”