“And one of the points I want to make is, is that if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,”
How mind-numbingly stupid is that? Obviously Muslim Americans make a up a tiny minority of the U.S., and in actual numbers are equivalent to only a very small Muslim country -- even if you accept a high estimate for their numbers. By making such a ridiculous statement, Obama simultaneously creates the impression that he is willing to go to any lengths to pander to Muslims, while at the same time providing conspiracy theorists who think he's a secret Muslim with more ammunition. It's also insulting to Muslims, because it appears that he thinks they are stupid enough to just accept such an assertion at face value. Amazingly idiotic.
One other note from the interview... Here's the president talking about his upcoming speech.
“Now, I think it’s very important to understand that one speech is not going to solve all the problems in the Middle East,” Mr. Obama said. “And so I think expectations should be somewhat modest.”And people wonder why Obama gets called arrogant. Who thinks that his speech is going to solve any problems in the Middle East? The sycophantic press and media coverage seems to be going to his head.