The president gave a well-received speech in Cairo last week. Anytime you try to give a sweeping address to the Muslim world (and who doesn’t do that at least once in their life?) you inevitably have to go through a laundry list of issues, complaints and grievances so every dictator, pundit, Jew and Gentile feels satisfied; Islam is super awesome but it’s OK for the ladies to drive cars and let their hair show, Democracy is cool, Israel stop being crazy, Hamas stop being crazy, we love Israel, we love Palestine, we hate terrorists, nukes are bad, Islam is peaceful, and the holocaust totally happened!
We’re not perfect either. The US has a problem with bombing impoverished civilians in Afghanistan. It’s something we should think about changing if we are going to have any moral authority on how responsible nations should act.