Saturday, August 13, 2011

President Obama Abandons the Muslim World

U.S. drone attacks in tribal areas of Pakistan is “an unfortunate chapter” in Barack Obama's presidency, says Professor Liaquat Ali Khan of Washburn University.

“Unfortunately President Barack Obama, despite getting a Nobel Peace prize very early in his presidency… has morally degenerated,” Professor Khan said in an interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk on Saturday.

“(This drone war) is very unpopular in Pakistan and the people of Pakistan oppose these drone attacks by the U.S. So I don’t think this drone war is doing anything for the U.S and is tarnishing the moral integrity of President Obama.”

Despite his pledge of reaching out to the Muslim world, President Obama has made no effort to connect with the Muslim world.

According to a report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan have killed up to 168 children over the last seven years. However the CIA claims that not a single civilian has been killed as the result of drone strikes.

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