Barack Obama gave his first interview to an Arab media source. Sounds pretty stupid for an American President to give his first interview not in America but Obama’s got his plan and I don’t understand it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a President so consumed with his legacy so early in his Presidency.

But come on, there’s something really stupid about giving your first interview and start denigrating America. I mean, hoe goes on Al Arabiya and essentially blames America first. That’s when it hit me. Obama believes what he said during the campaign. And that scares me. I thought he was just throwing red meat to his base. But it’s worse than that. He really does believe he can reshape the world to his will.

Obama actually believes America’s at fault for the problems in the Middle East.
Obama actually believes it’s George W. Bush’s fault.

And now Obama’s sending letters to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and establishing talks with Captain Crazy over there. And what does Obama get for reaching out:

US President Barack Obama’s offer to talk to Iran shows that America’s policy of “domination” has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.

“This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed,” Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.

“Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change,” he added.

After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to “unclench its fist”.

In response, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its “crimes” against Iran and saying he expected “deep and fundamental” change from Obama.

Iranian politicians frequently refer to the US administration as the “global arrogance”, “domineering power” and “Great Satan”.

This reminds me of the story about the scorpion and the frog where the scorpion asks a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion reassures him that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown as well. The frog agrees but about halfway across the scorpion stings him, killing the two of them. When asked why, the scorpion explains, “I’m a scorpion; it’s my nature.”

So, note to Obama, the world is full of scorpions. And they’re not all in America.