Obama realizes that the war of ideas is the one we must win. It's like the Dark Ages are ending or stupidity has finally been eradicated as it relates to American policy towards the Middle East and the Muslim world at large. No longer the bully nation who knows best, who first actions in to create conflict. God it's great to have such a fucking brillant president finally.
Here are some highlights of the Obama interview today with the Arab television network Al Arabiya:
Listening to Muslims and setting aside preconceptions. Mutual respect and cooperation on mutual interests. Talk of "ordinary Palestinian child" and their future.
Speaking of al Qaeda "what this tells me is their ideas are bankrupt," he told host Hisham Melhem, when asked to respond to recent audio clips from al Qaeda leadership calling him various epithets. "They seem nervous. There's no actions that they've taken that say a child in the Muslim world is getting a better education because of them, or has better health care because of them."
And this gem. "In my inauguration speech, I spoke about: You will be judged on what you've built, not what you've destroyed. And what they've been doing is destroying things. And over time, I think the Muslim world has recognized that that path is leading no place, except more death and destruction."