Missing The Point

Abby Zimet

In his carefully nuanced call for Islam and America to seek "a new beginning...based upon mutual interest and mutual respect," President Obama was trying to put to rest the disastrous them v. us coda of the past. Alas, some on the right just don't get it.

Calling the speech "un-American," Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said, "I just don't know whose side he's on." If the point here is commonality, and if so many in the Muslim world applauded the admittedly belated American call for it, one has to wonder: Whose side, precisely, is Inhofe on, and toward what end? 



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