"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dangerously Naive

President Obama gave his first television interview to an Arab network. OK, fine, I can see the attempt to reach out, to capitalize on his Muslim roots, but he's going to lead us into trouble. Obama is naive to the point of being ridiculously idealistic. He truly thinks his powers of persuasion can make all the world see us as friends. There are quite a few out there who don't have any desire to be our friends. They'll see Obama as weak, as a result, see the United States as a ripe target once again.

Talk may be cheap, but it can also be dangerous on the world stage. Better to be denigrated as a "cowboy" by effete Europeans than to be seen as weak by vicious, uncivilized madmen.

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