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Obama, the Middle East and Islam - An Initial Assessment

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Submitted by craiggers (Israel), Feb 3, 2009 at 17:05

...really,you find this West person's observation about Napoleanic political pitches of import? Iranians are Iranians and have always been isolated from the mainstream, and didn't they have something to do with that Mecca incident, which you left ambiguously open to interpretation as if the Sunnis were the ones up in arms?......I live in Tel Aviv,

I think Obama's presidency is an amazing historic moment, he needs you, help him, don't brand him...and I as an American (and Israeli) can now hold my head up, proud, confident that my nation is color blind (for the most part) peace loving, intelligent, rational, diplomatic, contemplative and yes, a little unsure about how to progress in this violent, nasty world...Obama seems like America incarnate to me, wishing to bring as many hearts and minds into accord as possible. a little patience, advice, respect is warranted...a little less hawkish-ness, doubt, suspicion and dismissiveness is also in order... ...you keep up the good work, i'll keep reading, ...yes we can! much love, yours truly a faithful reader and supporter

p.s- love your work on Syria, and the Alawites- using it in a paper i am writing at the moment...i think you are truly a scholar, and your past pitched verbal battles (and triumphs) against ultra-liberal university based morons are extremely rewarding to watch, I am a big supporter of yours,and that is why I appeal to you, find some good in these heady political times in our country, it would mean much to a true liberal soul like mine...

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