The Mailed Fist and the Velvet Glove
// / Justin Raimondo
The Mailed Fist
and the Velvet Glove

Obama speaks to the Muslim world

by Justin Raimondo

President Obama's interview with al-Arabiya television is remarkable in several ways, but what strikes me the most is that it coincided with the first air strikes on Pakistan under his administration: 22 people were killed, including between four and seven Taliban/al-Qaeda bad guys.

In the Arabiya interview, Obama was at his charming best, and the easily charmed were bowled over. Andrew Sullivan, for example, fairly swooned, and announced it's "about the same thing as inviting Rick Warren or supping with George Will: it's about R-E-S-P-E-C-T."

What would you say if the police came into your neighborhood to confront reported criminals, killed a few – and also managed to knock off 18 or so bystanders? Would you say this shows the police respect the neighborhood?

All the sweet talk won't drown out the pr... >>>

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