Above: President Obama dispatched special envoy George J. Mitchell, right, to the Middle East yesterday evening. Photo Credit: By Manuel Balce Ceneta -- Associated Press Photo
"All too often the United States starts by dictating -- in the past on some of these issues -- and we don't always know all the factors that are involved," Obama told al-Arabiya.
"So let's listen. He's going to be speaking to all the major parties involved. And he will then report back to me. From there we will formulate a specific response."
Obama's comments came during his first formal television interview as president, with a correspondent from al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based satellite network that is one of the largest English-language TV outlets aimed at Arab audiences.
View interview excerpts (courtesy of You Tube):
(full text interview click here)
Why did our President initiate his first presidential interview with the Arabic media and not to the American people?
What’s wrong with this picture, and…
…what message does this give to the American people?
In respect to his country, his first priority should have been to those who voted for him as well as, and especially to, the American’s who did not vote for him.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with him speaking with Al-Arabiy, but to choose this route for his first presidential interview was either naïve or a poor public relations decision from the Obama team.
Will the mainstream media cover this? Maybe yes; maybe no. But…
…who is this man who is leading our America?
His countrymen need his leadership and he chooses his first formal interview to be on foreign soil. Again, I ask you...
...what’s wrong with this picture?
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• FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.
• FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.
• FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
• FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.
Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.
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