Friday, January 30, 2009

Back In The Day, Not So Great, Either

Echoing Charles Krauthammer, the "National Interest" says the former president of the Harvard Law Review didn't get the recent history of U.S.-Islamic relations right when drafting his inaugural address:

Krauthammer argues that Obama’s history is just wrong. “Thirty years ago,” [he] writes...“saw the greatest U.S.-Muslim rupture in our 233-year history: Iran’s radical Islamic revolution, the seizure of the U.S. embassy, the 114 months of America held hostage.” This crisis came on the heels of an Arab oil embargo that caused our economy to tank. Oh, and before that, our ambassador to the Sudan was kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists. So Obama’s “halcyon days of U.S.-Islamic relations” from two to three decades ago were anything but. Oops.

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