Excellent interview by CNN of Obama. In this interview we learn Obama does not feel radical Islam is the proper label for today's terrorists.
President Barack Obama once again refused to label the fight against terrorism as a war on radical Islam or any kind of "religious war," insisting that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities.
We also learn "who we are."
The truth of the matter is that they can do harm. But we have the capacity to control how we respond in ways that do not undercut what's the essence of who we are. That means that we don't torture, for example, and thereby undermine our values and credibility around the world...
So from this we can infer killing civilians is part of "who we are" and that this does not undermine our values or credibility around the world.
Seriously, looking at his credentials one would assume this is a hyperintelligent guy, but he sure seems to say a lot of stupid things.