If you have a computer, a television, a radio, a cell phone, or a pair of tin cans connected by string, you've probably heard that Barack Obama gave a speech at Cairo University this afternoon, part of an attempt to repair tattered relations between the Muslim world and the U.S./appease terrorists, depending on how you see things.
And yet! Reaction from the conservative blogosphere has been strangely — what is the word? Rhymes with 'national.'
On the whole, though, Obama defended American positions on Israel and Afghanistan with more strength than he does here at home. [...] I don’t hear anything in this speech that Bush didn’t say himself.
The first 15 minutes of President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world was what I wanted to hear from candidate Obama a year ago. Had he given that portion of his speech during the presidential campaign much of the irrational fear of Obama as some sort of Muslim Manchurian candidate would have been relieved. [...] This was one of President Obama’s more important speeches and he rose to the occasion and delivered a fine speech.
Overall, this was a pretty good speech… It’s doubtful that this one speech is going to lead to a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world,” but it’s certainly going to give the Muslim world a lot to talk about.
Fine. So this is just up to me and Michelle Malkin now, is that it? Shocking truth after the jump.
Read the text of Obama's speech real close-like…
I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Tags: Barack Obama, Middle East, Osama bin Laden, Terrorism