Smith: People in this country say you haven’t said enough, that you haven’t been forceful enough in your support for those people on the street — to which you say?
Obama: To which I say, the last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States. That’s what they do. That’s what we’re already seeing. We shouldn’t be playing into that.
In other words, America should not say things bad about bad guys, because those bad guys would then say bad things about America.
In other words, not only must America refrain from taking military action against our enemies, but we must also refrain from speaking ill of them.
Throughout Obama’s presidential campaign, Obama and his current Secretary of State said that they would “restore respect for America throughout the world.” (The direct quotation is from Hillary Clinton.) Now we are seeing in concrete terms what they really meant. They seek not respect but approval—through submission to evil.
The literal meaning of the word ‘islam’ is ‘submission’, and a Muslim is ‘one who submits’. In a fundamental sense, Obama is a devout Muslim.