Yglesias

On The Road

CREDIT:

I’m in Philadelphia today, which is why I haven’t been blogging. The President is on a trip to:

But Mr. Bush is not staying overnight in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, which Washington has portrayed as a critical test in the struggle to promote moderate, democratic Islamic states. The Secret Service said it was too dangerous, so he will spend the night in Hawaii.

This sort of thing is hardly dispositive, but you can’t take it as a good sign when the president’s policies are so hated in the Muslim world that he regards it as unsafe to stay overnight in Muslim countries.