Daniel Greenfield: All Things to All People
Unwilling to allow any of his future successors to corner the market on identity, the Washington Post has dubbed Obama; "The First Female President", which is ironic given how his victory actually prevented the election of the country's first female president. But the only way for Obama to win the war on women may be by going transgender.
Last year New York Magazine put Obama in a Kippa and stuck him on the cover as the "First Jewish President." Before that he had already been dubbed the "First Asian-American President", cementing his appeal as all things to all people. And why not, when we live in a wonderful time when anyone can be anything they want.
FP: Obama is called all sorts of things, but not the only thing he really is: the first Muslim president. But we now know from Rev. Wright that Obama came to him as a Muslim and he converted him to Christianity. And, knowing Obama, it should be obvious that he converted for political purposes—the only religion he worships is himself.
Indeed, those who alluded to him being a Muslim were immediately shouted down and denounced. Doesn’t it look like he is being called many other things to obscure what he really is, or at least was.
Israel Matzav: Syria: The more things change, the more they'll stay the same
Calling Israel Bashar al-Assad's best friend, a Syrian opposition leader has told a Saudi newspaper that there will be no normalization with Israel if the opposition takes over.
In an interview with Saudi newspaper al Youm, Ghalioun negated the possibility of normalizing relations with Israel, if and when President Bashar Assad's regime falls.
"We are convinced that the Syrian regime's strongest ally is Israel," he told the paper, adding that the international community's lack of action in Syria stems from concerns for the Jewish State's safety.
The heck with them. Let them go on killing each other.
FP: Didn’t I tell you? There is only one unifying theme that can get you some popularity in the Arab world: hatred of Jews. On everything else they kill each other. That’s about the least bad thing for the Jews.
As G8 leaders voice commitment to pressuring Tehran, Iranian economy minister warns of consequences of EU oil embargo set to take effect July 1, says Iran can withstand sanctions, but other economies will suffer.
FP: I hate to agree with Ahmadinajad, but I argued that myself in a recent post. Had this not been the case, they would have stopped Iran a long time ago.
Norbert Darabos says Israel using Iran to divert attention from domestic woes, Kadima in gov't can "mitigate radicalization."
FP: Good. I appreciate anybody who can make life unbearable for a country that was Nazier than the Nazis and gave us Waldheim and Haider.
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