He is a master at public speaking ,especially with a teleprompter.But beyond all the "truths" is the simple fact, that our President in his heart of hearts can never forget his fathers, stepfathers and grandfathers religion.
HE IS NO FRIEND OF ISRAEL !
As part of the "apology tour", he never mentioned "terrorism" nor as Steve Emerson pointed out "Islamic extremism".Only a generic "extremism".As though 9/11 and the US Cole etc were perpetrated by a group of multi-ethnic, multi-national hooligans.
As Emerson points out,Obama's promise to help US Muslims find new channels to fund charities,overlooks the repeated indictments and convictions of Hamas and Hezbollah fronts using different names.
Politico.Com has an overview by Josh Gerstein, who notes the similarity between Obama and Jimmy Carters description of the "plight " of the Palestinians as "apartheid".
He glossed over the existential threat Iran poses for Israel,and never mentioned Achmadinejad by name.
He compares the Palestinians to the Black slaves in America.
Look, the Liberal press,and left-wing Jews will rave at this great advance in relations with Muslims.
The proof will be in the facts on the ground.Will Hamas renounce violence and recognize Israel? Will Saudia Arabia make any gestures to Israel? Will we see greater democracy and rule of law/ womens rights in Muslimland? Will the PA make any efforts to stop incitement in schools,TV, etc?Will they take steps to meet their road map obligations?
WILL THE US MAINTAIN THE PROMISES MADE TO ISRAEL BY PRES. BUSH RE. SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY,OR WILL IT BE DAILY PUBLIC ATTACKS AND PRESSURE THAT WILL SURELY BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE?