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The Muslim World Hates the U.S. More Than Ever

LibertyandJustice Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 9:07 AM
War is one thing. But to get a pass into our nation to do the damage like was done in Boston to civilians is insanity. Two men captured in Canada planning an attack on a train coming to US. No more immigration until we are stable. No reform. Expel those here illegally as the law requires, and stop tying the hands of ICE agents.

If there was one thing the left was certain about in 2008 it was this: George W. Bush had catastrophically undermined America's world reputation with his unprovoked aggression and use of torture. The advent of Obama would reverse the damage. As Andrew Sullivan wrote in 2007, among best assets Obama brought to the "rebranding" of America was "his face." The election of Obama and his friendly approach to the Muslim world would make the United States safer as well as more just.

No one believed this tale more fervently than Obama himself. His first official act was to direct the...