Rejecting Allah-like powers, Obama vows end to 'dictating' in Mideast
Al Jazeera's morning report, proving once again that it's ridiculous censorship for U.S. cable outlets to not carry the Arab world's most powerful news outlet.
Dick Cheney's dream of an imperial vice presidency lording over all the world's oil fields is now officially dead.
President Barack Obama snuffed it out during his first formal interview on Arabic TV. He did it with Al-Arabiya, not Al Jazeera, but it's a stunning change from the bellicose Bush regime, as this excerpt from the AP proves:
You mean not all Muslims are bomb-throwers? And you can blast the ones who are while still pressuring the ones who aren't? And you can even put pressure on Jews to start making nice? What an unusual thing for a U.S. president to say.
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Slow on the uptake this morning was the New York Times, this country's version of Al Jazeera. Several hours after the rest of the world noted the Obama interview on Al-Arabiya, the Times makes it truly official with "Obama Interview Signals New Tone in Relations With Islam."
Now, if Obama's people could start working quietly behind the scenes to get U.S. media goniffs to start carrying Al Jazeera on their cable systems.
Then, he could actually do an interview on Al Jazeera, and most Americans could watch it.
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