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“And so he bowed.”

That is the opening line of Andrew C. McCarthy’s book The Grand Jihad – How Islam and The Left Sabotage America. Reading the first two chapters this book has already scared the hell out of me. Excerpts from the first three pages:

The 44th President of the United States of America bowed deeply, reverentially, before King Abdullah bin Abdul Azziz, Keeper of the Two Holy Mosques, the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

…In his first days in office, the new president expelled from the White House a bronze bust of Winston Churchill, lent to the United States by the former Prime Minister Tony Blair…Curtly, Obama staffers told them there was no room in the White House’s 55,000 square feet for it…

…And what would a new president – veteran of less than four years in the Senate (most of which were spent campaigning for higher office) – give Elizabeth II, queen for over a half-century of the United Kingdom and what are now fifteen sovereign states? Why, an IPod loaded with recordings of some of Obama’s favorite speaches…by Obama, of course.

It was different – very different – with Abdullah

Barack Obama’s respect does not go out to the leaders of the free world. It goes to the leaders of some of the most restrictive monarchies in the world.

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In one breath Obama’s hope and change is turning up the heat on Israel (click here). In the next he is backing off of Iran.

“The U.S. has backed away from pursuing a number of tough measures against Iran in order to win support from Russia and China for a new United Nations Security Council resolution on sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter.”

WSJ 3-25-10

Why is he worried more about our enemies than about our allies?

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