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

requiescat in pace Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 2:19 PM
Nothing new under the Sun. Violent jihad is the default position for Islam--initiated by Muhammed and his first disciples. The friendly Moslems we may know are the (not very outspoken) reformed followers of Islam. History is bloodied with numerous examples of this default position. I am reminded of the film "Khartoum" (starring Charlton Heston & Laurence Olivier) that was based upon historical events in Sudan during the 1880s----I didn't like the way that one ended!

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...