I wrote an article showing why this wasn’t so a few days ago, and since then my assertions in it have been borne out by numerous stories. But alas: the President, by all indications, does not read Jihad Watch. From the Seattle Times, with thanks to Anthony:
WASHINGTON “” President Bush said in an interview to be aired today that America’s enemies are winning the public-relations battle in the Muslim world but U.S. tsunami-relief efforts will improve the nation’s tarnished image.
“Our public diplomacy efforts aren’t … aren’t very robust and aren’t very good compared to the public diplomacy efforts of those who would like to spread hatred and … vilify the United States,” Bush said in excerpts of the interview with Barbara Walters that ABC News released yesterday.
“But in … responding to the tsunami, many in the Muslim world have seen a great compassion in the American people.”