"In the same sense that Toni Morrison claimed Bill Clinton was our first black president, Barack Obama could be thought of as another groundbreaker: our first female president. He displays every trope of femininity more than any female 'who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime' (to borrow Morrison's phrase about Clinton). ... Obama is filled with sensitivity (one might even say, empathy), he would rather talk then fight, is highly (yet selectively) compassionate and to top it all off, he has a finely tuned sense of fashion. BO attempts to collaborate with Europeans, South Americans, Muslims and nearly everyone else except the citizens of red state America. ... In addition, Obama has surrounded himself with women in most important security and foreign policy positions in his adminsitration. While some might choose to describe BO as our first metrosexual President, the clincher is that, consistent with all outward appearances, the Obama administration fights like a girl. ... With the arsenal of the world's sole remaining superpower avaliable to him, Obama sounds more like the UN Secretary general scrambling for the best euphemism to downplay each situation than a serious stateman with the greatest military and economic might on the planet to back him up. No matter what other qualities our bellgerent enemies might have, they are definitely men of action. ... I'm just grateful that Obama had the good sense to bow to the Saudi King at the G20 summit in London., At least he didn't curtsey", original italics, my emphasis, Ralph Alter (RA) 5 June 2009 at: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/our_first_female_president.html.
"Barack Obama's speech in Cairo is one of the most bizarre orations ever made by an US president, not a foreign policy statement but rather something invented by Obama, an international campaign speech, as if his main goal was to obtain votes in the next Egyptian primary. ... The first problem is that Obama said many things factually quite untrue, some ridiculously so. ... The interesting question is whether Obama consciously lied or really believes it. I'd prefer him to be lying, because if he's that ignorant than America and the world is in very deep trouble. ... An Associated Press headline reads, 'Obama's Islam Success Depends on Israel.' Is the entire 'Muslim World' just waiting for Israel to stop building a few thousand apartment units a year before deciding that America is great, reform is needed, and moderation wise", Barry Rubin, 5 June 2009 at http://www.gloria-center.org/Gloria/2009/06/speaking-flattery-to-power.html.
"In his speech last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a 'student of history.' But despite Barack Obama's image and an Ivy League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, in areas of both facts and interpretation. ... The Americans didn't free [Auschwitz or Treblikna]. ... [Obama] began, 'I know that I don't look like the Americans who've previously spoken in [Berlin].' He apparently forgot that for the prior eight years, the official faces of American foreign policy in Germany were Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. ... In the recent Cairo speech, Obama's historical allusions were even more suspect. Almost every one of his references was either misleading or incomplete. ... But the great colonizers of the Middle East were the Ottoman Muslims, who for centuries ruled with an iron fist. ... Obama also insisted that 'Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition.' Yet the Spanish Inquisition began in 1478; by then Cordoba had long been re-conquered by Spanish Christians, and was governed as a staunchly Christian city. ... Obama also stated: 'For centuries, black people in America suffered the lash of the whip as slaves and the humilitation of segregation. But it was not violence that won full and equal rights.' With all due respect to our president, this assertion is not fully accurate. The only thing that ended slavery in the [US] was the Civil War, which saw some 600,000 Americans--the vast majority of them white--lost in a violent struggle to ensure that nearly half the country would not remain a slave-owning society", Victor Hanson, at National Review, 11 June 2009.
Yes, JRN, I remember Ahmed Ben Bella, my 6 February 2008 post: http://skepticaltexascpa.blogspot.com/2008/02/woodrow-wilson-upside-down.html. As for the principle, this is Prophet's (PBUH) operating principle. In Mecca he was conciliatory. He raised an army and was warlike in Medina. As the Prophet (PBUH) said, "Deception is the essence of warfare". What is it we fail to understand in the West?
Let's look at some Obama stories. During the campaign "He" said "His" grandfather liberated Auschwitz. I remarked to a buddy of mine, "Obama's an ignoramus. Auschwitz was in Poland. It was liberated by the Russians". My buddy said, "You're the idiot. Obama spoke the truth". I said, "how"? My buddy, "Obama's grandfather was a member of the Red Army". Ouch. Obama once said he campaigned in all "57 states". I thought, "Fool. Are you a Heinz ketchup salesman? In my day, we had to memorize all the states, their capitals and place them on a map. Admittedly, it was easier then. There were only 48 states in those days. Recently three bloggers ascribed a different significance to Obama's "57 states" remark, noting the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIS) has 57 members. Ergo, Obama is confused, not realizing he is president of the US, not the OIS. Ohhh.