"And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."Unlike the President, I’ve never taught constitutional law (though I have published the same number of scholarly articles about constitutional law as he has), but I have read the Constitution and I can assure you that presidential “responsibility” is nowhere in it.
It’s chilling to imagine what "fight" could mean. If a cartoonist in Scandinavia draws a Muhammed cartoon will President Obama parachute in with a team of sensitivity trainers to reeducate him? Or will the USA simply bomb the poor doodler? Eventually I might find out firsthand the precise nature of this policy, for I consider it part of my responsibility as a critic of the modern world to negatively stereotype Mussulmen whenever doing so provokes laughter or annoyance.
In other news, Omar Bongo is dead. He will be missed.