In his first televised interview as President, Barack Obama sits down with Al-Arabiya [full text here] and lays serious smackdown at the feet of Al Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden and the death-cult dead enders are spinning in their caves. How exactly do you paint Barack Hussein Obama as the Evil West?
“They [al-qaeda] seem very nervous, exactly. Now, tell me why they should be more nervous?”
The President of the United States:
“Their ideas are bankrupt. There’s no actions they have taken that, say, a child in the Muslim world is getting a better education because of them, or has better healthcare because of them. … That path is leading no place, except more death and destruction.”
“I have Muslim members of my family. I have lived in Muslim countries”
That’s not something every American president can say. That there’s some street cred not found on your average American politician. This is a President that – perhaps – more than one young Muslim boy can see and think: “You know, I wouldn’t mind being like that guy” (not a fate George Bush or John McCain would ever suffer).
Be nervous, Al-Qaeda. Your recruitment poster in Washington is gone, and a new sheriff is taking it to the streets.