This was the week of President Obama's excellent adventure to the Middle East and his long and long-awaited speech on Islam delivered in Cairo.

In the spirit of being "fair and balanced," there were some commendable things in the speech, such as the bold appeal to Muslim leaders to open up education and personal opportunities to women.

But there were some stunning attitudes and policies revealed — like this:


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We meet at a time of great tension between the United States and Muslims around the world


The tension is not between the United States and Muslims.

People in our country don't have a problem with Muslims. We have a problem with Islamic jihadists who slash the throats of pilots and flight attendants to hijack civilian airplanes — and fly them into buildings filled with our fellow citizens — whose only uniform is that of a business suit.

We have tension, not with Muslims, but with cold-blooded murderers who cut the head off of a reporter or who shoot a soldier outside a recruiting station in my hometown this week.

It's not about the Muslim religion. It's about those who commit acts of murder, terrorism and seek to annihilate entire nations and cultures.

When President Obama essentially equated the displacement of Palestinians with the Holocaust, I was appalled. Even worse was the inferring that building Israeli settlements were the same as the actions of the Hamas-led Palestinian bombing of Israeli villages. There's a big difference between building a pizza parlor and blowing it up with children inside.

And there was this:


OBAMA: I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.


We don't need a "new beginning" -- as if Americans have done horrible things.

Even as the president spoke, American soldiers were fighting and dying for Muslims and their freedom. No need to apologize. If an apology is needed, it ought to be an apology from the Muslim countries who manipulate oil prices and our economy, even while our military is trying to keep their region of the world stable enough for them to enjoy their vast wealth.

The president also said this:


OBAMA: Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.


This is the most disappointing statement the president made. Had this country not elevated itself above other countries and believed in the God-given right of each person to be elevated to equality with all others and be free, he wouldn't be president.

This nation uniquely believes that we should never, never, never accept the least we can be, but strive to be our best. Thank God that Lincoln, FDR, Truman, JFK, Ronald Reagan or any other president refused to accept the notion that our nation isn't all that special.

We believe that God has elevated us because we elevated each human life as having worth and value that we enjoy the greatest freedom and prosperity in the history of the world.

I have not forgotten where I came from and know that I'm one generation removed from a mother who grew up without electricity and living with dirt floors and outdoor toilets and became the first male in my family lineage to graduate from high school, much less get a college degree.

That could not have happened in most nations. I'm glad we believe in elevating our nation and the people in it and I don't apologize for America — I thank God for it.

That's my view, I welcome yours. E-mail your comments to: huckmail@foxnews.com