Ayman Six-Pack

Forget Guantanamo Bay. If President Obama wants to shut down a counterproductive U.S. institution (particularly as it impacts American soft power), he should start immediately with our official international broadcasting network, Voice of America. The following comes from a VOA piece, by Ravi Khanna:

In his inaugural address Tuesday President Obama offered a new relationship with the Muslim world.

So: a Hamas official is representative of “most Muslims.” Imagine who the VOA considers “exceptions on the fringes.”

For the record: Some might be tempted to jump on the fact that Daraghmeh was heartened by Barack Obama’s words. But, in truth, Obama didn’t say anything wrong — or even un-Dubya like.