Is President Obama Reading A Muslim Book Called The Post-American World?

A photo of President Obama is being circulated with claims that he is holding a pro-Muslim book. Are the photo and story true?

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The photo is real, but the description is not.

It should be noted that this photo and story have circulated for several years now. First let’s take a look at one of the captions being included with the photo in 2012:


The Photo

Now let’s take a look at the elements of this photo and description:

This photo was taken back in May of 2008 in Montana, months before Barack Obama beat John McCain for the Presidency. The book had just been published and was #2 on the New York Times best seller list at that time.

The Author

Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American with a PhD in political science from Harvard University. He has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, and CNN, among others. Zakaraia is a well-respected expert on United States foreign policy, and is often described as a centrist. He has written at least two New York Times best sellers. The description being circulated about the Obama photo implies that Zakaria is an anti-American Muslim, which is inaccurate. Read more on his Wikipedia page.

The Book

The Post-American World was published in May 2008 (around the same time that the photo was taken). It was published to generally positive reviews and praised for its optimistic tone. A general synopsis of the book reads, “The first chapter introduces the thesis of the book: that a ‘post-American’ world order is emerging in which the United States of America will continue to be the most powerful nation but its relative power will be diminished.”

Bottom Line

This is the case of someone taking a real photo and bastardizing the story behind it. It’s likely that many politicians on both sides of the aisle read this book, which was a best seller written by a well-respected Harvard graduate.

Updated January 2, 2015
Originally published November 2012

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68 Comments on Is President Obama Reading A Muslim Book Called The Post-American World?

  1. John Jones // March 29, 2014 at 9:27 am // Reply

    It is reassuring to know, there are still good intellectual people around with sound minds to keep the radical right-wing idiots in check.

  2. How sad for everyone to be reading into things because of their political stance. Frankly, never judge a book by its cover and thats exactly how everyone should look at this.

    It was a a bestseller at the time for frying out loud…maybe he just wanted a read. Must admit, I would have too.

  3. Missing the point // August 24, 2013 at 5:13 pm // Reply

    I find it funny that this book was written by a man who now is a known plagiarist, yet he is somehow credible. No surprise that Zakaria is a CNN journalist.

  4. Our rights are being attacked every day. Just do reading and stop defending and you will be astonished what is happening out there. Thank God for all the watchdogs out there while we Americans work hard day in and day out just to make ends meet. Those who do not agree will be found out. Our privacy is even gone. Read 1984 if you haven’t. It is happening now.

  5. Sickntired // August 2, 2013 at 8:30 am // Reply

    He READ this book of some SUPPOSED intelligent writer? So why didn’t Obutthole apply some of this SUPPOSED intelligence? I’m PROOF that MANY American Citizens have been LOSING so much all the time he’s been NEEDLESSLY occupying the oval office! People keep on talking about how GREAT he is! REALLY? So if any of you damn DEMWADS have been so damn successful, since he’s been in office, then why not share that wealth & prosperity with those not doing so well & suffering, even more so with no jobs, increased taxes & increased costs of everything else!

  6. Muslims suffer from the same rampant ignorance and fear as the gereral population. Most Muslims look at terrorists like most Americans look at Westboro Baptist Church.

  7. I reckon Barrack Obama is no only Muslims sympathiser. His really a man whom sympathising about whole world. I just want to share this conversation with you all, that Barrack Obama is Muslim background and I think whole American should proud of that Muslim man is president of America. I believe Jesus Christ and we have Jesus name in our Quran more than Prophet Mohammed (PBUH. If Obama Reading Muslim book or Christian book does not matter, but the matter is if he dose injustice. Final part of my text I want to say we are all human and we all brothers and sisters and we all from Adam and Eve. Peace be upon you all my brothers and sisters. Mohammed is final messenger and Allah is the greatest. Quran’s> “Every soul shall taste of death; then unto Us ye shall be returned”.

  8. The thing is that not one person that has commented so far knows 100% what they are talking about. Unless you have read the book you can’t say what it’s about. (Because it has nothing to do with there no longer being an America) Unless your best friends with Obama and he spills his heart out to you. You don’t actually know where he stands with things. No one does. He has lied about a lot of things and I know that, but it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have our country’s best interests at heart.
    My point being. No one should say what is “fact” because nothing is unless you know 1st hand.

    • It is true that you can never really know what’s in a person’s mind. This is why a person’s actions are far more telling than their words.

    • Roy Montgomery // August 12, 2013 at 4:35 am // Reply

      Actions speak louder than words. Just look at the mans actions and you will see what he stands for and what his agenda is.

  9. Right on! Join Oathkeepers!

  10. Intelligent Republician // April 22, 2013 at 6:16 am // Reply

    You liberals talk such a good game. You preach all this tolerance and acceptance…while you ALWAYS resort to to name calling and cut downs during any type of intellectual discussion. If I dont agree with your every thought and ideal, I am a redneck southern…bible banging member of the KKK…its absurd. You scream for tolerance…but only when it comes to the liberal agenda.

  11. Cindy LaRue // April 21, 2013 at 6:32 pm // Reply

    Mark Hoffman, I agree. Can you friend me on facebook too?

  12. WOW, pointless arguments. First of all, Obama was born in Kenya, so why is he still our president when there is proof that he shouldn’t be?? Why has congress done nothing about it? Second of all, this entire Muslim argument is inapplicable. 911 was a horrible day in history, but what makes it even worse is the fact that there was no Muslim involvement! It was an inside job, just more Americans killing more Americans. Our government is corrupt, and here we all are fighting the wrong fights. Obama is our president because that was all part of the plan, and there isn’t anything we can do about it except open our eyes and see what’s really going on! Stop fighting with each other, and protect your rights. There’s a lot more to all these “tragedies” than meets the eye. “To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens.”— Adolph Hitler, 1933

    • Cassandra and all you idiots that still believe that Obama was born in Kenya, News flash! He was actually born in Hawaii, and also is a Christian, as his mother and grandparents raised him in the good old USA. As for taxes, You are paying less federal taxes than My generation has. So stop your damned whining! You are wrong about 911. Those were Muslim’s on those flights and they were taking orders from Bin Laden! More certainly, Obama had nothing to do with it. What kind of weed are you on?! Trying to build the middle class, give us decent health care, build our infrastructure, make us less dependent on oil, reduce the debt, which by the way, has been going down, along with government spending. News flash, he ended the war in Iraq and killed Bin Laden and many more Muslim terrorists. A real feat for a Muslim, as you believe! It’s funny how no one cried when Bush started two wars with no means of funding them, then gave every one a tax cut at the same time. Does the math add up? and now it’s Obama’s fault. Regan raised taxes 11 times and no one whined then. I could go on and on, but what’s the use. The world is full of shallow minded people.

  13. Learntoread // April 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm // Reply

    Oh, and perhaps we should blame him for livestock taking ill or your neighbors flare up of gout. Seems legit.

  14. Learntoread // April 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm // Reply

    History will write the Diane’s of the world as chicken little. THE SKY IS FALLING! The reason why people make fun of republicans is that the majority of their followers are uneducated dumbasses. You think the book is an anti-American, Muslim rant? Check amazon, stupid. Or is the description of the book on there part of an elaborate conspiracy? Some of you guys would have fit PERFECTLY in Salem, MA during the witch hunts. Such low level, elementary, backwoods thinking.

  15. Some BS highlights from this thread:
    “i wouldnt read it unless i thought it was something i might agree with.”
    ” Maybe that’s why our president is poo-pooing God and all things related.”
    “I don’t care what anyone else says. The president is anti-american!!”
    “…you’ll see more of these little tricks, to get hilary in.”
    “Has never Ran anything but his mouth”

    I weep for humanity.

  16. Diane…Anyone who says they are not a racist most often is a racist.
    Kathereine…What lies did he tell?

    • Thank you so much, for having detailed information to evidence the truth of your own statements.
      It’s so difficult to put all these things together and reveal that it’s all in Character with a Man who has to be anti-American to broadcast such known untruths. Rather speaks to a mental disorder to be TELLING us what we are seeing and hearing, when it is common knowledge it is not what is being seen or heard.
      “Don’t believe what you see, believe what I TELL you to see”. Remember “The Emperor wears no clothes”? Obama truly believes he has covered up his true intentions, but his own words belie him. “A MANS OWN WORDS, WILL CONDEMN HIM”

  17. Kathereine // April 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm // Reply

    I do not blame him for everything that is wrong just most of it.
    I tried to give him a chance but as always he f s it up.
    He lies and we are to sit here and believe everything going great and wonderful sure okay.
    You will sit blindly and follow him why. That’s what I can not understand.
    I swear most of the people that follow that Man are stupid or just do not care and will follow him right over a cliff. Open your eyes and see what he is doing to the U.S.A.
    Listen to him talk and never give a straight answer.
    I really do not care of what you think of me.

    • Roy Montgomery // August 12, 2013 at 4:21 am // Reply

      Well I think yo are brilliant and people should listen to you. The man is not right for America. His actions speak for them self.

  18. Are you people thick? If this was real and Obama didn’t want it to go out on the internet, it would never get published on here! He is the president, remember? He could do just about anything, and blocking this from the internet would be simple. Just people who hate Obama are posting this crap and people are buying it.

    • Roy Montgomery // August 12, 2013 at 4:19 am // Reply

      I do not hate Obama. I just do not like how he is governing America. I would not like what is being done to America by him even if it was my own father doing it.

    • so, somehow, if you disagree with another’s judgment (concluded opinion)you HATE THEM????
      I don’t believe you have the credibility to make a sound and intelligent judgment, yourself.
      People who love this Country, naturally hate anyTHING that diminishes, degrades and belittles it, when facts do not support the demonetization.Sense Obama is a Human Being, not a “thing” He is not the hated object here. His words, deeds or actions are being criticized and lies that are so easily proven to be lies,are sickening because some fools believe anyTHING he says, regardless of the known truth being the opposite.
      It is the woefully uninformed, like you, who relate a HATE of a p-e-r-s-o-n, by having a different conclusion or opinion. Seems the false accusations you make, reveals your own bias and bent to never question anything your are “told”. You are a dictators best friend and a priority candidate for brainwashing.
      I think, if you will re-read your own post, you too will see the ignorance in your relating disagreement with HATE.
      Surely you have had disagreements with your MAMA, what she said was best etc., does this mean you hated her?????? Just a tiny bit of brain matter being used, would not lead you to the conclusion you have come to. Furthermore, you are an obstacle to others, by passing your opinions on as some form of evidence or fact or even that an intelligent being could reach such a conclusive opinion.

  19. Maybe the point of this all is is if Obama wasn’t doing so many questionable things there wouldn’t be so much fodder out there to feed on. He is NOT completely truthful about much of his past and as we all know from our mothers, lying by omission is still lying!

  20. Rogue N. ID. // April 14, 2013 at 10:14 am // Reply

    Just think a moment on this! “OBAMANATION” Has never Ran anything but his mouth, he has never Governed anything or any State, he has never accomplished anything or made any contributions to any form of Government civil or much less Federal! He has been seen and known to study with and be guided by a known anti American pro-radical Muslim so called Preacher, has been caught in so many lies and can somehow always blame someone else for his lie or he just won’t comment on it at all, he covers up everything about himself and still the Sheepins flock in to praise him blindly, uninformed and ignorant! You get what you got Dumb asses.

  21. 1. We want our president to be educated about many topics and I hope he reads many books on many topics 2. This book is a pretty realistic and moderate view of our future world (although there are points made that I disagree with as well) 3. The author is a well respected journalist, American citizen and about as much a radical Muslim as I am (Southern Presbyterian if you must know).

    Has anyone that has criticized and ranted about this even read this book? Read a review or summary that did not come from a source that is anti President Obama?

    • Roy Montgomery // August 12, 2013 at 4:17 am // Reply

      He should be reading a book about how to get a budget passed. What the Constitution Stands for and how to treat religion and Americans fairly.

  22. larry bavaro // April 14, 2013 at 5:15 am // Reply

    Larry Bavaro this is a planned photo to hammer down his socialism, Hilary Clinton will then come in and say, I know what he did, and I am the only one who knows how to to get us out of it, the only one who can negate all of Obamas actions. BOOM everybody votes for Hilary, and she just continues the socialist track…you’ll see more of these little tricks, to get hilary in.

  23. Never judge a book by its cover…common sense..The title does not depict the book.

  24. Just a thought… isn’t the best battle strategy knowing how your enemy thinks, acts and what they want to do. I do a little investing, point being – you need to research from every possible angle to make the greatest decisions. Ask any one that has been successful, if you don’t know your enemy inside and out you should just stay in. Bed.

  25. I don’t care what anyone else says. The president is anti-american!! Action speaks louder than any words! Ur insurance premiums are going up and will continue to go up! Ur freedoms are being taken away at a steady rate! Ur right to free speach is under attack ur right to bear arms is under attack ur way of life is under attack and u are losing and the government is winning! One of u made a comment about being from the South well I am and darn proud of it! I believe in the constitution and what it stands for!!! I dont have to read anything to see the president is a liar and is hiding thing(s)! Wake up people before its too late! We are about too lose everything we stand for and everything our constitution stands for!! Its time for the people to take back control of the government! Personally I dont think the President is an American and I personally think he hates America! He is definitely running it into the ground way above and beyond anyone else has ever done! Of course he isnt alone there are many congress senators representative who are doing there part and if they refuse to do what he says he will executive order it n e way! I am neither republican or democrat so im not stating my opinion from one of there opinions! The news is a joke they only report what they want too! Wake up!!! Those of you who LOVE this president will be wondering wtf just happen when America falls!! No jobs no economy no nothing!! Its coming hope u are ready!

  26. Diane, you need to go to the gas pump and to get your head filled up as it is obviously on EMPTY.

    • Debra, go to the gas pump? Who the hell can afford to go to the gas pump and fill anything? Have you been there lately? 3.80 a gallon on a good day! SHAMEFUL!!!!

  27. It is like a trickster to use this old picture to instigate negative publicity… I have checked out a lot of crap in the past for detrimental purposes. Mike Tsarion is one person who I looked into and came to the conclusion that the guy was leading people astray on the alien front – I had looked into his work out of interest in the occult and how it is claimed to have affected people. I believe I have been affected.

  28. Does it really matter when the photo was taken? The fact is it is a fact he read or is reading the darn book. He is a deceitful president at best. Insurance premiums have tripled and taxes are going up.. Fact is if you put several housewives in the white house we would balance the darn budget. Housewives know that if you don’t have it don’t spend it.

  29. Though I don’t agree with some things that are said as far as terrorists and what not, everyone keeps saying to research and make sure you read the facts…? Where are these facts? Internet, radio?, newspaper? If you think that lies are already being spread, what makes you think that anything you”research” which I’m sure is just your favorite blog page or website are a bunch of lies! You think you know, no one does just how much is covered up, or just slightly bent to scare people. Everyone has a side, and won’t be persuaded otherwise unless its written or stated toward what they believe…united states? We’re not united, and some may say I’m crazy, but maybe that’s what is wanted…so we don’t turn to our government and ask questions…we’re too busy fighting one another to question what is really going on….

  30. Diane. I hope that you are a child. The sad thing is that you are probably among the thousands of misinformed adults that believe everything they hear in the wind. Just because someone says it and says it with a microphone doesn’t make it true. You can obviously read, so stop spreading silly lies and do just that. Read for yourself. All of you do your research and stop letting the Limbaughs and Hannitys of the world get you all upset. They’re getting paid off of your ignorance. As long as there is a market for people that refuse to learn better, there will always be people spewing this ridiculous hatred for this man. History will be kind to Obama when you are forced to look back without blinders and see what he was able to achieve while you were still trying to figure out what his grades were in Harvard. Keep sleeping.

    • There are an awful lot of ignorant people in this country. Truth will be known some day. God will judge accordingly, too. He will judge our president….

    • The same goes for you and what you hear and believe.

    • What he has achieved will keep America crippled long after his term is over- if he doesn’t succeed in establishing a monarchy or dictatorship.

  31. Facts about the Lie that “Obama Funded the Muslim Brotherhood”

    On May 15, 2012, in Politics, Real Life, by Bill ….

    Never let facts get in the way of a good rant. That seems to be the approach of a few Conservative bloggers (professional and amateur) who have jumped on Andrew McCarty’s National Review Online column, “Obama Funds the Egyptian Government.” The tagline beneath this headline is “A Muslim Brotherhood-controlled government gets $1.5 billion.”

    This article has been made the basis of internet rumors such as:
    ?Obama sent money to the (Egyptian) Muslim Brotherhood without Congressional approval.
    ?Obama is bypassing Congress and taking money out of the Treasury and sending it to his fellow Muslims.

    These rumors have taken on a life of their own and are often passed back and forth among some conservative bloggers as facts. And let’s face it, there are people who get hotter than $2 Christmas lights whenever they hear the words Muslim and Obama in the same sentence.

    So here are the facts:
    ?The $1.5 billion in question was approved as part of the FY12 State Department budget appropriation by the current Republican controlled House and signed into law by the President in December 2011. This money, designated for Egyptian military aid, has been provided to Egypt since the Camp David Peace Accords. That is, since 1979, as part of the treaty, the U.S. provides economic and military aid to both Israel and Egypt. Congress required that the release of the FY12 designated Egyptian funds be contingent upon Egypt demonstrating progress toward democratic governance, in light of the February 2011 military overthrow of President Mubarak.

    ?During the December 2011 Egyptian elections, the Freedom & Justice Party, led by the Muslim Brotherhood won 37% of the parliamentary vote. This victory made the FJP the largest voting bloc in that country’s parliament. However, one must remember that Egypt has been under military, not civilian, rule since the revolution of 1952. Therefore, nothing will happen in that country unless the military allows it to happen. And they will not allow anything to happen that compromises their authority.

    ?In March, 2012, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton waived the requirement of Egypt demonstrating a movement toward democracy and released the aid money – not to the Muslim Brotherhood as claimed by McCarty, but to the Egyptian military.

    Why did Clinton do this? Because the money isn’t a grant or gift to Egypt. All of the $1.5 billion goes to U.S. Defense contractors who have supply contracts to supply the Egyptian military. Yup, you read that right. The money goes to U.S businesses who have contracts with the State Department to supply armament to the Egyptian military. If she had not released the money, the U.S. Government (we, the taxpayers) would have had to pay substantial contract penalties for abrogating (breaking/ canceling) these existing contracts.

    Look, there are lots of things the current administration has done that I don’t like. But there is no reason to “invent” stuff. If anyone wants to rant about the President, they can certainly do so. But they should do using verifiable facts and not lies. Believe me, there are plenty of facts (on both sides

    • Yeah, well, as you may know, G E, General Electric,is owned by the same people who own NBC News GE closed down all their factories in America and laid off all their Americans then reopened in china, hiring Chinese workers there, to make the weapons that the US tax dollars will be spent to buy, And of course, the news will be used like a big advertisement for rationalizing the purchasing with our tax dollars of their sister company’s products, namely, war machines.

      Mr. O is the one who hired one of GE’s main guys, to create jobs in America, and he meanwhile laid off all his American workers, and then scooped up a six digit salary as he was appointed by Mr. 0 himself.
      So the corporations, off seas who pay no US taxes, are the contractors getting the contracts, and granted, a little probably trickles into America when the corporate bosses visit America to spend the bigger bucks they made by using Chinese ‘slaves’ who put Americans out of work.


  32. Mogens Kastrup // April 9, 2013 at 5:17 am // Reply

    several mistakes in this 1) Zakaria is hardly classifyed as “muslim” and 2) as “fellow Muslim” must mean that Obama is one also??? that seems like something of a far strech of the reality and 3) Zakaria is an award winning Person from the ADL!!!! furthermore He has received honorary degrees at the University of Miami, Oberlin College, Bates College, Brown University, Harvard University, and Johns Hopkins University. I think you should be gratefull you have a President that actually reads books written by living and atleast somewhat smart people

  33. Let’s say the photo came out yesterday and really was against US, wouldn’t the President be curious what concerns the author had to say? People can read things that they strongly disbelieve.

  34. Ditto to Hoffman’s comment. Wake up people!

  35. Mark Hoffmann- I agree 100%!!!! My friends all think I’m crazy! Can you friend me on FB?

    • Cathy Villa // April 15, 2013 at 8:55 am // Reply

      Well Debbie, if you actually knew what the book was about I bet you would probably agree with it. It is a study of the other rising economic powers and what America needs to do to keep it’s share of the economic pie.

      But it is probably a bit to intellectual for someone who only “reads what agrees with them”. How do you ever expand your knowledge beyond what you already know if you only read what you know and what you agree with? Very definition of ignorance.

      BTW this book was hailed by conservative magazines and economists as brilliant and compelling.

      “Thirty years ago, the United States dominated the world politically, economically and scientifically. But today?
      The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore,” notes Fareed Zakaria. “And … more troublingly, the United States is also losing [its] key grip on indices such as patent creation, scientific creations and things like that — which are really harbingers of future economic growth.”

    • apparently you didn’t read the explanation above. the book does NOT present a future without an america. it presents a future where america is still the most powerful nation on earth, but with a diminished role. and how ignorant of you to only read books that you might agree with. is that your path to intellectual enlightenment, to only read material that you agree with? is that your method for considering other perspectives? how sad. how very sad.

    • Bryon Pelzek // April 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm // Reply

      Really Debbie?
      You will only read something that you agree with? That’s pretty narrow minded. Where would we be now if people didn’t read something they didn’t agree with, understand it and then were able to make it better?

      I read a book from Jerry Falwell once even though I have the opinion that he is a lunatic and I completely disagree with his philosophy. But this opinion is based solely on sound bites heard on the evening news and quotes read from the daily paper.
      He was quite transparent in his book about abortion and conceptually his ideas on how to cope with a pregnancy were a bit unnerving to me. However, reading his book forced me to reflect on my own thoughts on abortion in a much deeper way. Did it change my stance on abortion? No. Would I still support someone who wants an abortion? Yes.

      However, by focusing too much on pleasing a God by not having an abortion, Jerry misses the fact, from a pure scientific view point, that the absolute possibility of existence is taken away through the act of an abortion. And then, when you start to calculate the probability of existence which is based upon a myriad of variables; two people meeting, copulating and couple those with the probability of a sperm (out of millions) and an egg combining to create life, you can’t argue against the fact that we are pretty damn lucky to exist and that through abortion, we snuff out this only chance of existing. Because it is an only chance, this in itself, is enough to think twice about supporting abortion.

      So please, don’t be afraid of things, which on the outside may appear to disrupt your mode of thought, for you may find that it allows you to grow and formulate bigger and better ideas!!!

      Take Care,

      Bryon Pelzek

    • Because we all know that only reading things you think you will agree with is the way to develop a balanced and accurate worldview.

  36. So what if he is muslim!!! You people need to get a life and stop blaming everything on muslims!!!!

    • In reply to your comment–All Muslims aren’t terrorists–BUT ALL TERRORISTS HAVE BEEN MUSLIM!!!! And yes–he shows more support to Muslims than he does the American people right here in America. And if in fact he is a Muslim–born outside the US–he shouldn’t be president. He said “If you tell the truth, you have nothing to hide” but yet still hides all his records and passports. If he really wanted to end any rumors about his birth and past–he would tell the whole truth and open his records. I am not a racist but we all know if he was white he wouldn’t have gotten a free pass on anything.

      • ThwartingIgnorance // April 10, 2013 at 5:19 am // Reply

        Diane…all terrorists have been Muslim? Interesting. How’d that IRA thing go again? What about FARC? ETA? Or, wait… how about that decidedly NOT Muslim terror organization called the KKK? Hmmm…me thinks you are out of touch friend.

      • Timothy McVeigh wasn’t Muslim. Neither were any of the shooters in the recent massacres. Fox News 2nd majority stockholder is a Muslim, does that make Fox “News” a terrorist. Well, on second thought….

      • Oh honey child Diane, Are you breathing the same air I am? America allows all of her children to speak their mind. However…after reading what you are projecting as facts it scares me to think you have the right to vote…can I assume you are from the south ?

        • So not all terrorist are Muslims, but anyone who says something you don’t agree with must be from the south?

      • Muslims, for the most part, are not our friends. They kill infidels, which they tell us, especially if we admit to being Christians. Maybe that’s why our president is poo-pooing God and all things related. So we don’t offend Muslims. Sick.

      • All terrorists have been Muslim? I don’t know what news you have in your part of the world love. Every country has their own home grown terrorists. The KKK to the IRA and everything in between. Do you ever wonder why people of the Muslim faith hate Americans like yourself? You generalise them with the bad. I’m from Ireland, are you going to say that I’m part of the IRA? So what if he read the book? Clearly if it got to number 2 on the best sellers list then just a few more that Obama read it…

    • Let’s see…Muslims killed thousands of people on American soil. Muslims routinely encourage other Muslims to kill anyone not Muslim. Muslims allow the rape of women and then beat or stone the victims for having sex outside of marriage. I bet you think it’s perfectly acceptable to blame all gun owners for the murderous acts of a handful of sick people?

    • Everything that Muslims are responsible for should be blamed on muslims. There are NO! non violent true Muslims, for their Quran directs them to kill non believers.

  37. Anybody who thinks this is a recent photo is a dipwad! All you have to do is look at his hair…it’s not grey!

    • AmeriCANsforever // April 17, 2013 at 11:03 am // Reply

      Anyone who votes this sucka in for another economic-crippling, military-reducing term, is just gullible to believe this picture does not indicate what he is thinking or believes. When the picture was taken is irrelevant cause he’s got Da Power now. Screwed for another 4 years, that’s usA. Keep handing out welfare checks to those who don’t need them so they can keep voting the Dem’s in. Debt us to death, what a great plan! You couldn’t fix it the first time around, (so blame the Rep’s some more), and NOW we are supposed to believe you will “fix” America? Really? But this time you’ll put your ‘grand plan in to action’, really? Keep your change. Don’t like it? Then move to Cana-DUH! America was built on principles vanishing faster than NASCAR can film.

      • William Carr // April 18, 2013 at 8:14 am // Reply

        You are truly stupid.

        I suggest you move to Somalia.

      • Ignorant, at best.

        Yes, the debt surpassed Bush’s total debt just after one term in office. However, that doesn’t mean that the debt is solely Obama’s doing. Federal spending records a joint blame by Dems/Reps for increased spending. Dems controlled both houses of Congress during Obama’s first two years, but Republicans have held the House of Representatives since January 2011. Further, much of the debt results from policies set under past presidents and lawmakers. So, the blame falls on both parties.

        Regarding welfare, be careful about the height of the pedestal you place the Reps on. In 2000, when George Bush took office, welfare spending was $178B. In 2009, it was $415B, an increase of $236B. In 2009, when Obama took office, welfare spending was at $415B. In 2012, it was $451B, an increase of only $41B.

        Additionally, the book in his hand is actually incredibly insightful, written by a very reputable author. It was #2 on the NYT best seller list.

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