Monday, February 27, 2012

Apologist in Chief


Reflecting on his experience as a community organizer, President Obama recalled that "As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith."
No so in Afghanistan. He has failed in his efforts to organize the Afghan central "government," local warlords, opium growers, the Taliban, the Pakistani government, the Pakistani military, the Pakistani ISI, and (did I miss anyone else?) into a community that will support any comprehensive agreement about the future of the region that might bring "dignity and peace."

And now after U.S. personnel inadvertently burned several copies of the Koran, riots "broke out" in region. Despite several apologies by local U.S. officials and the promise of an investigation by Hamid Karzai, the rioting continues. The President himself has joined this carousal of contrition, only to be ignored.

With all  the positive reactions to the President's debut as a blues singer, perhaps its time to turn to song.

Maybe he can cover this one.


2 comments:

Mrs. AL (Always Learning) said...

Now why did you go and juxtapose such a great song as this with the Resident's actions (kidding, sort of).

As for all the apologies, etc ... why ANY apologies? From the news reporting I have heard, the 'holy books' were being used sort of like diaries to communicate with others. It's a war zone isn't it? Isn't this kind of material confiscated always destroyed?

RightDetour said...

I almost linked it to Elton John's "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" with the introductory stanza, "What do I gotta do to make you love me"--the Obama policy to the Muslim world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3nScN89Klo&ob=av2e

(gotta watch the commercial)

But for the President, sorry does NOT seem to be the hardest word to say to the Muslim world.