In a gesture signaling that perhaps the American Crusade is finally coming to an end, President Obama gave his first TV interview to Al-Arabiya, a network that is watched by the Arab & Muslim world.
Obama's first week in office has already been a whirlwind, & he's showing how a President with brains & speaking ability approaches the job.
Of course, he's not perfect- so there are stumbling blocks, including the Neanderthals that make up the remaining ranks of the Republican party in DC to deal with.
I thought this interview was more important for it's tone than any specific policy ideas. The idea that we have to be constantly at war with all Muslims (because they "hate Western civilization") is a ideology that is only true for religious zealots & ignorant super-patriots.
Hopefully President Obama will continue leading the country in a insightful & rational way. There's always the possibility we may have one or more national tragedies & the whole thing might go to crap, but I still think Obama's handling things superbly so far...