Friday, January 30, 2009

“President Obama must redefine terror and terrorist organizations in the Middle East, and based on this new definition, a new American policy must be deployed in the Middle East,” Erdogan told the World Economic Forum here.

This quote is from the Arab News, the English version. This paper is written for Arabs, with the Arab/muslim point of view taking precedence over facts in many of the articles. I try to go the the web-site every day to get an understanding of how the muslim world is spinning the news.

The paper loves Obama, they love the fact he chose an Arabic station for his first interview, and they love that he is going to open direct talks with Iran. This guy from Turkey wants the United States to take Hezbolah and Hamas off the list of terrorist organizations and I am afraid that Obama might just do that, in the spirit of communication.
The phrase "We will never negotiate with terrorists" is no longer in the vocabulary of the United States Government, and we are going to pay a dear price for that in the not-so-distant future.

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