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“”For the Palestinians, there can be no ceasefire without an end to the siege on Gaza…[or] Israel pledging that they will not resume their assassinations when things are calmer….”
“‘There’s no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders,’ Mr. Obama said.”
“In contrast to things like invading or bombing a country as part of some well-defined and plausibly finite campaign, our drone strike program is diffuse and, by all appearances, endless.”
President Obama has only been reelected for one week, and already the U.S. and the world seem to be hit with a series of cascading crises. It’s as if the world held its collective breath until after the American elections, and is now vomiting all its accumulated bile at once.
Why did President Obama seem tired and distracted during last night’s debate with Mitt Romney? My theory.
President Obama addressed the anti-Mohammed hate video yesterday in his speech to the United Nations. I feel that he got the balance just about right.
In defending the right to make a film insulting Mohammed, are Americans merely sticking up for our principles? Or are we picking and choosing?
“”All right, there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims…. And they will vote for this president no matter what.”
“This is a different season—this is the season of the Green Movement and the Arab Spring—do not be fooled by these zealotries of the fanatics who are trying to steal the revolution.”
Obama now faces a battle on two fronts: first, to calm things down in the Arab world before the protests spiral out of control; and second, to figure out how to deal with a virulent Islamophobic network at home that is doing all it can to stir up trouble.