Byline: Jeffrey Kuhner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Obama seeks to realign relations between the West and the Muslim world, calling for a broader engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect.
In particular, while on his visit to Turkey, he tacitly criticized the Iraq war. Mr. Obama blamed it for triggering tensions with Ankara and for fanning the flames of anti-Americanism on the Arab street. I know that the trust that binds the United States and Turkey has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced.
There is something not only grotesque, but also pathetic about an American president pandering to Islamic sentiment - most clearly exemplified by his bow to an Arab potentate like the king of Saudi Arabia.
In the last century, no other country has done more to liberate Muslim nations than the …