The paragraph below is THE most important paragraph of the whole thing, in my opinion. Who knew Arabs (many of them Muslim) wouldn't like or admire Obama's infidelity to America any more than Conservative Americans do? I'm quite impressed with this paragraph:
"Steeped in an overarching idea of American guilt, Mr. Obama and his lieutenants offered nothing less than a doctrine, and a policy, of American penance. No one told Mr. Obama that in the Islamic world, where American power is engaged and so dangerously exposed, it is considered bad form, nay a great moral lapse, to speak ill of one's own tribe when in the midst, and in the lands, of others.
The crowd may have applauded the cavalier way the new steward of American power referred to his predecessor, but in the privacy of their own language they doubtless wondered about his character and his fidelity. "My brother and I against my cousin, my cousin and I against the stranger," goes one of the Arab world's most honored maxims. The stranger who came into their midst and spoke badly of his own was destined to become an object of suspicion.
Oh, yes, Arabs.....we know. We, too, find him QUITE an 'object of suspicion', yet, if we Conservatives say that, we're unpatriotic for doubting the excellence or viability of a president even when our leftwingers did nothing but wish Bush dead, subvert his platforms, compare him to Hitler, and worse. And, as what I'd like to consider is a good American, it gives me ZERO pleasure to slam Obama because he is the American president. (I can't bring myself to type 'my president'...sorry)
I'd like to thank very much my good friend K for emailing me this information...She's my Cub Reporter Extraordinaire! xxx (Love you, K!)