"In order to win over the Islamic street, Obama has tried almost
everything to remind the Middle East that America is no longer run by a
white male conservative from a Texas oil family. His multifaceted
efforts have ranged from the fundamental to the ridiculous."
Arabiya interview, the Cairo Speech, the apology tour, the loud (but
hypocritical) disparagement of the Bush-Cheney anti-terrorism protocols,
the new euphemisms for jihadist terror, the multicultural trendy
pronunciation of Talîban and Pâkistan, and references to his father’s
religion and his own middle name resulted in American popularity ratings
in many Middle Eastern countries lower than during the Bush
"In the Middle East, the only thing worse than being
unapologetically proud of past U.S. foreign policy is being obsequiously
ashamed of it."