Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama to Muslims: Americans Are Not Your Enemy

In an interview with Al-Arabiya, President Obama declared to the Muslim world, "Americans are not your enemy." The President went on to reiterate his desire to talk directly with Iran. Fat lot of good that will do.

The New York Times praised the Obama interview noting that he "struck a conciliatory tone toward the Islamic world." (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/world/middleeast/28arabiya.html)

Um, I seem to recall President Bush calling Islam "a religion of peace."

Does the New York Times consider that statement insufficiently conciliatory?

1 comment:

Bipartisan Alliance/DC said...

Also, Mr Bush was several times interviewed by Arab media. See dates for some of them:

May 05, 2004
Jan 26, 2005
October 24, 2005
October 4, 2007
January 4, 2008
May 12, 2008

That doesn't count either.

Jorge Mata
Bipartisan Alliance