Friday, February 01, 2008

Obama's Muslim summit

In Reuters,
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told a French magazine in an interview that if he wins office, he will hold a summit with Muslim countries to better the United States' image in the world.

"Once I'm elected, I want to organize a summit in the Muslim world, with all the heads of state, to have an honest discussion about ways to bridge the gap that grows every day between Muslims and the West," Thursday's edition of Paris Match quoted Obama as saying,

"I want to ask them to join our fight against terrorism. We must also listen to their concerns," Obama said in the French-language transcript.
Walking away from the ones we fight with now can't be a great start to such a summit.

PS: You do have to wonder what Obama envisions when it comes to a summit with Arabs at least. He has a habit of picking the wrong crowd from that neck-of-woods.

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