As President Obama prepared to leave Washington to fly to the Middle East, he conducted several television and radio interviews at the White House. In an interview with Laura Haim on Canal Plus, a French television station, Obama noted that the United States also could be considered as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."
He also said the United States and other parts of the Western world “have to educate ourselves more effectively on Islam.” I agree with that statement... but, unlike Barack Hussein Obama, who envisions all the world leaders sitting around a gigantic campfire while holding hands and singing "Kumbaya", I would put it under the heading of "know thy enemy".
We have no true friends in the middle east, although we do have some reasonably reliable political allies in the area. Saudi Arabia has been declared by Washington as one of our staunchest allies in the region, and that may be true - to the point that any Muslim can be a "staunch ally" of a non-Muslim. The religion of Islam prohibits befriending non-Muslims, but encourages the manipulation of political relationships to give the appearance of friendship. Essentially this is an allegiance of convenience. When the "friendship" is no longer beneficial to a Muslim, he may then terminate it, and turn upon his old "friend". And, when "the fit hits the Shan," it's the Muslims against everybody else - and there is almost 1,500 years of history which support that claim.
But then, I could be completely wrong about this... and Obama could be looking for a lost contact lens, not really bowing before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.