The reasons for Obama’s decline in popularity in the Muslim
world could find their origins in any number of perceptions. Perhaps he
lost approbation with his orders for more troops in Afghanistan and the
ongoing American military presence in the land of the Taliban.
It is also possible that Obama is seen by Muslims as weak and
ineffective, even untrustworthy given his failure to close Guantanamo
Bay in spite of his vociferous promises to do so.
Furthermore, given that nothing substantive has changed in
America’s dealings with Iran or with Israel, Obama again looks
ineffective to those who believed the hype about his providing new
relations with the Middle East.
However, a recent news story should give Americans hope that
the Muslim world may well have a new reason not to like President
Obama. As a regular sentry regarding the threat that the Islamic
worldview poses to the core Western values of freedom of religion and
freedom of speech, I am grateful.
Yes. A regular sentry regarding the threat from your fucking Barcalounger. Thank God you and your JAG reruns are there to keep us safe from … stuff.
You know, you get intimately acquainted with these fucknuts reading right-wing stupidity, and what drives me nuts about them is that they’re looking to be heroes, but only in one specific way: Saving the world when the Zombie Apocalypse occurs and they can be kings in their ammo-stockpiled, Soldier of Fortune-outfitted fantasy world and every girl that ever turned them down for a date will be swooning all over them because where once they wereHerbert Korfeld, now they are King Herbert the First.
I get the wish fulfillment aspect, I do. Plenty of people want to be important. Everybody wants to matter. But if you long to be a hero, there are about a hundred thousand ways you can do that, starting by picking up litter in the neighborhood or teaching some schoolchildren to read.
But that wouldn’t be as big and brave as being a Sentry on the Right Wing Blog Wall, now would it? After all, we’ve learned from Jerry Bruckheimer movies that you’re only really a big man if something’s exploding.
x-posted at Tbogg