I Do Not Know What Exactly to Make of This…
June 4, 2009
Obama’s Mohammadean Speech in Cairo Text.
It’s long. It’s filled with liberal doublespeak. It tiptoes through some potentially touchy subjects (like pushing for women’s literacy in Mohammadean countries and opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions).
It will take some time to see what kind of effect the speech will have (if any) in the long term. Will Al-Jazera and the like just use Obama quoting a translation of the Koran as propaganda? Will people start burning him in effigy when they realize his tiptoes are heartfelt? Will the Mohammadeans actually buy into his calls for “common ground” and reject orthodox Islam?
I guess we will see.