Obama Shoots And Misses

In addressing the secular democracy of Turkey, President Obama had this to say

We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.  We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding and seek common ground. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree.

Fair enough. This sounds like something that President Bush might have said. After all, President Bush referred to Islam as a “religion of peace”. Many times. More times than were warranted by the evidence.

Obama continued

And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better, including my own country.

Shape the world for the better? Including the United States? Um. No.

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