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Obama’s Message to Muslims Called ‘Pathetic’
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Posted on 02/01/2009 7:33:29 PM PST by jessduntno

Obama’s Message to Muslims Called ‘Pathetic’

In his interview with a Saudi-owned TV channel on Tuesday, President Barack Obama referred to “an illusionary past” in the Muslim world that was in fact plagued by turmoil, a leading Middle Eastern expert declared.

Amir Taheri, in a New York Post column headlined “Pathetic Message,” said Obama “looked to the past rather than the future” when he told an Al-Arabiya interviewer he wanted a return to “the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago.”

But 30 years ago, Taheri noted, American diplomats were being held hostage in Iran, Soviet troops were seeking to annex Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein was preparing to invade Iran, Saudi Arabia was under siege by Muslim militants, and Syrian troops were preparing to invade Lebanon.

Iranian-born Taheri, whose books include “Holy Terror: Inside the World of Islamic Terrorism,” wrote in the Post that “other features of this ‘golden age’” were “the seizure of power by mullahs in Tehran, the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the coming to power of communists in the Horn of Africa, the military coup in Turkey, the first Islamist terror attacks in Algeria, unprecedented waves of repression in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and the imposition of military rule in Pakistan.”

Twenty years ago saw the U.S. arming the mujahedin in Afghanistan, Iraq gassing thousands of Kurds and preparing to invade Kuwait, Iranian mullahs arming Hezbollah units in Lebanon, Turkey launching all-out attacks on Kurdish secessionists, and the Libyan terror network killing American soldiers in Europe and blowing up U.S. jets.

“Nor was there any nod toward reformers in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.”

Obama sought to portray himself as a “bridge” between the U.S. and the Muslim world...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: amirtaheri; bho2009; bho44; bhomiddleeast; husseinobama
Amir Taheri, in a New York Post column headlined “Pathetic Message,” said Obama “looked to the past rather than the future” when he told an Al-Arabiya interviewer he wanted a return to “the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago...Meanwhile Obama offered only “trite” remarks regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and did not offer any support “to democratic forces facing crucial elections in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Egypt and Algeria,” observed Taheri, who has written for more than two dozen publications around the world.”

Obomber obviously recalling his Muslim youth through rose colored glasses, humming Kumbaya and convinced he will talk to the world and calm the waters...what a dope...

1 posted on 02/01/2009 7:33:30 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno
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2 posted on 02/01/2009 7:38:04 PM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: jessduntno

Think happy thoughts.


3 posted on 02/01/2009 7:39:42 PM PST by dr_who
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To: jessduntno

I don’t understand the liberal mindset that thinks we are so powerful that we have control to change the minds of people who have stated, categorically, that they hate us and want us dead. To me, that is the ultimate racism. It’s like saying, you’re not smart enough to understand how magnanamous we can be...Frankly, it’s disprespectful. They say they hate us, they show us they hate us, but liberals think they’re lying or something, it’s incredible.


4 posted on 02/01/2009 7:39:51 PM PST by Hildy
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To: JaneNC

5 posted on 02/01/2009 7:40:32 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: jessduntno
Obomber obviously recalling his Muslim youth through rose colored glasses, humming Kumbaya ...

I think 0 was actually singing "Kumbaallah" while living in Indonesia.

6 posted on 02/01/2009 7:41:16 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Hildy

Wonder if the terrorists use the liberals as useful idiots or if they kill them outright? Hypothetically consider they choose the second ideas and kill the liberals. What do the liberals do then as they never can admit they were wrong about the harmless and misunderstood terrorists? Will they finally acknowledge that George W Bush was right?


7 posted on 02/01/2009 7:45:03 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: jessduntno

Is it just me, or does Bamby sound like the old Coca Cola commercial in the early 70’s:

I’d like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love, Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves. I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company. [Repeat the last two lines, and in the background:] It’s the real thing, Coke is what the world wants today. Or, like the president Jack Nicholson in “Mars Attacks the Earth” stated to the Martian, “can’t we all just get along?” What an absolute idiot obama is.


8 posted on 02/01/2009 7:48:00 PM PST by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem in the name of the G-d of Jacob)
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To: dr_who
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts
Think happy thoughts

I Hate These Guys

9 posted on 02/01/2009 7:49:02 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: JaneNC

That poster is awesome!


10 posted on 02/01/2009 7:49:44 PM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: richardtavor

Weird thing is I remember the Barry Manilow song but not the Coke commercial with the same song... Were you making that up
?


11 posted on 02/01/2009 7:52:14 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: jessduntno

Finally a Muzzie gets something right> Obama and friends are truly pathetic.


12 posted on 02/01/2009 7:54:44 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: richardtavor

“What an absolute idiot obama is.”

He’s a schmuck.

But the people who voted for him are bigger idiots, and the MSM jerks who manipulated the information going out to the sheeple should be shot.


13 posted on 02/01/2009 7:58:26 PM PST by Canedawg ( I object to taxation without proper representation.)
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To: Hildy

They (libs) think that ‘he ‘can change their minds. A logical absurdity they afford to the messiah of the moment.


14 posted on 02/01/2009 7:59:01 PM PST by allmost
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To: missnry

“Obomber obviously recalling his Muslim youth through rose colored glasses, humming Kumbaya ...”

Hahahahaha...I sit corrected...


15 posted on 02/01/2009 8:04:05 PM PST by jessduntno (The bailout is "Obama's trillion-dollar debacle.")
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Let's see, 30 years ago ~ 1979 ~ The US advised the Shah to get out of Iran. The President's brother served as a foreign agent of the Libyan government. The Steelers won the Super Bowl.

One might imagine Comrade Zero intends to turn this around and do the foreign agent trick himself, maybe by working directly for the Iranians. In the meantime the Steelers ignored all that and went ahead and won the Supe Bowl anyway (today).

16 posted on 02/01/2009 8:06:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: richardtavor

“Is it just me, or does Bamby sound like the old Coca Cola commercial in the early 70’s:”

Obomber is definitely familiar with Coke...


17 posted on 02/01/2009 8:06:45 PM PST by jessduntno (The bailout is "Obama's trillion-dollar debacle.")
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To: muawiyah

“One might imagine Comrade Zero intends to turn this around and do the foreign agent trick himself, maybe by working directly for the Iranians. In the meantime the Steelers ignored all that and went ahead and won the Supe Bowl anyway (today).”

Let’s hope Obomber doesn’t drop the ball...but I am pretty sure that if he doesn’t, it will be knocked out of his hands...he is strictly a busher...


18 posted on 02/01/2009 8:09:03 PM PST by jessduntno (The bailout is "Obama's trillion-dollar debacle.")
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To: richardtavor
I’d like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love, Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves. I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, I’d like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

I remember that commercial. They were lined up, on a hill with the sun shining brightly behind them.

19 posted on 02/01/2009 8:20:46 PM PST by Netizen
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To: screaminsunshine
Finally a Muzzie gets something right

Your opinion of "Muzzies" is no better than the President's.
20 posted on 02/01/2009 8:24:29 PM PST by kenavi ("...we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism." GWB, 1/15/09)
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21 posted on 02/01/2009 8:27:09 PM PST by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: jessduntno
Poor zer0. While he was campaigning the sheep gave him the impression everyone would bow down to his holiness and other countries cheered because they saw a weak little dork who didn't have a clue what he was doing. Welcome to the real world Obambi.
22 posted on 02/01/2009 8:28:42 PM PST by mojitojoe
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To: jessduntno

0bama is a melanin and naivete enriched Jimmuh Cahtuh.


23 posted on 02/01/2009 8:35:08 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: jessduntno
Let’s hope Obomber doesn’t drop the ball...but I am pretty sure that if he doesn’t, it will be knocked out of his hands...he is strictly a busher...

You've just insulted bushers here.

24 posted on 02/01/2009 8:37:39 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: garjog

Sounds like the ol’ hopeadope to me.


25 posted on 02/01/2009 8:39:20 PM PST by Post Toasties (It's not a smear if it's true.)
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To: missnry
Obama sought to portray himself as a “bridge” between the U.S. and the Muslim world...

A doormat would be a better analogy.

26 posted on 02/01/2009 8:41:51 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Blue Highway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOEU87SBTU


27 posted on 02/01/2009 8:43:39 PM PST by iowamomforfreedom
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To: Post Toasties

“You’ve just insulted bushers here.”

Oh...sorry...I once called him an a low life and needed to apologize to low lifes everywhere, too...my sincerest apologies to all of those who are in no way ready for the bigs, for the slam...


28 posted on 02/01/2009 8:49:15 PM PST by jessduntno (The bailout is "Obama's trillion-dollar debacle.")
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To: jessduntno

There is one dim ray of light in this otherwise completely gloomy situation.

While bammy may have shown cowardice, weakness and timidity in his interview, the magic marxist hasn’t surrendered to the caliphate yet.

Yet.


29 posted on 02/01/2009 8:49:19 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: JaneNC

Er...that says "And he said he believes change in." Clearly they used an internet translator.

Let's fix that; التغيير الذي يستطيع ان يعتقد

I think that's right. Certainly more accurate than the original. But otherwise...that poster is awesome!! Sums it all up.
30 posted on 02/01/2009 9:02:00 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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