How's that outreach to the Muslim world going?

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    Not too well, I guess.
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    And how is that whole "big tent" outreach going? When IS Michael Steele going to go after the black voters with his "bling and hip-hop" strategery anyway?
     
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    How is that an appropriate response to what I posted? Do you even understand what was posted?
     
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    I most certainly do. WHY you posted it, since you don't really give a shit about how the Muslim world views us, is the part I am struggling with....
     
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    Nothing to struggle with. One of Obama's promises was that other nations would love us once he became president and did away with that nasty old white cracker George W Bush.
    He was the one who emphasized having other nations love us should be the cornerstone of foreign policy.
    It wasn't true.
    And even if it were true, this article shows his strategy is failing badly.
     
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    How so? The article you linked to concerns the Disclose Act and the NRA.
     
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    I was watching a show on Travel to Iran and how had it changed or had it. The curious thing was the people, average Muslim people have a favorable opinion of America since Bush is gone. Generational change is a good thing, after all it took fifty years for the soviet union to collapse and even now democracy is having a tough go of it. Conservative forces fight progress.

    History moves slowly or maybe fast but we humans live only a brief second of time. Not so long ago liberal constitutional democracy did not even exist. Today it has accomplished the most good for many people. The only fear is the power to create dummies that propels the likes Rush Sarah and Glenn, they are impediments to progress and even to common sense.

    "The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy." Alex Carey

    The Rhetoric of Reaction - Albert O. Hirschman - Harvard University Press

    "He argues that a triplet of 'rhetorical' criticisms--perversity, futility, and jeopardy--'has been unfailingly leveled' by 'reactionaries' at each major progressive reform of the past 300 years--those T. H. Marshall identified with the advancement of civil, political and social rights of citizenship...Charmingly written, this book can benefit a diverse readership."
     
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    Whoops. My bad.
    How Muslim world feels about Obama: disappointed - CSMonitor.com
    But thanks for proving that VaWank never bothered to read the article.
     
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    "“Where we see the lack of support is for the US-led actions” like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said John Danforth, co-chair of the Pew Global Attitudes Project, at the Monitor breakfast. “The more concrete the actions, the less they like the US,” said the former US senator and former US ambassador to the United Nations."
     
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    Countries generally don't like to see other countries that are strong and self-sufficient.
     

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