When asked about the impact of threatening to burn qurans in his recent press conference, Obama said this:
There’s no doubt that when someone goes out of their way to be provocative in ways that we know can inflame the passions of over a billion Muslims around the world at a time when we’ve got our troops in a lot of Muslim countries, that’s a problem.
Instead of sending the FBI to intimidate the misguided Florida pastor, removing our troops from “a lot of Muslim countries” would seem to offer them better protection. It might even “deflame” their hatred for the U.S. because it would be harder for us to kill their civilians from a distance.
This move would probably help the democrats in November, too, although I know you would never make a decision based on politics.
I’m just sayin’ and I know you have other very important things on your mind, but that’s my two cents, Mr. President.