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December 01, 2009

Almost time to throw Arabs under the bus

Barack Obama's alienation tourism for the win. Now it is Arabs - possibly even the Arab street - who have tired of the TOTUS; expect TOTUS to dismiss them from his light of hopenchange presently.

There is little Mr. Obama can do about this disenchantment. He can't journey to Turkey to tell its Islamist leaders and political class that a decade of anti-American scapegoating is all forgiven and was the product of American policies—he has already done that. He can't journey to Cairo to tell the fabled "Arab street" that the Iraq war was a wasted war of choice, and that America earned the malice that came its way from Arab lands—he has already done that as well. He can't tell Muslims that America is not at war with Islam—he, like his predecessor, has said that time and again.

Which makes it true, obviously.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 1, 2009 09:47 AM

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