That “RoP’ comment didn’t feel right to me, either.
However, in my naiveté on international relations it seemed that #43 wanted to establish another coalition as did #41, and to get said cooperation from that part of the world, a nod to islam seemed to be in order. So I let it pass.
In hindsight, I was wrong, but I’ll bet a large percent of America’s opinion lined up with mine . . . AT THE TIME
I rationalized it as saying nice doggie when confronted with a snarling mongrel, something you say while looking for a big rock. Later I came to realize he had set us back 25 years in properly addressing the problem.
No matter how bad W screwed things up, it’s nothing compared to how bad Al Gore or John Kerry (did you know he served in Vietnam) would have screwed things up.