Thursday, June 04, 2009

Why I still Love Obama

Obama in Cairo: Obama's tough talk | Michael Tomasky | Comment is free |

Think of the risks involved in even giving this speech from the perspective of, say, a typical political consultant. Any modern-day political advisor, in America or Britain or anywhere in the west, would say that going to the Muslim world and delivering a speech including the tough sentences this speech did about Palestinian violence was evidence of a political death-wish ('It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered').

Obama is my age. If we both live long enough that I can celebrate his 90th birthday, the world will be happy.

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