The same incredulous feeling is suddenly surprising me regarding today's world news about President Obama greeting the Islamic World in his opening remarks in Cairo, with a heartfelt "Salaam Alaykum" from the American People - which was followed by appreciative applause.
You mean we've been trying to help bring about peace in the Middle East without regularly greeting our Arab friends with: "Peace be upon you" - to the point that this is news? Please say it isn't so.
It seems that President Obama may be getting to the root of the problem, then.
Salaam Alaykum! May Peace Be With You - and all of us. We can work on our inner peace first - something President Obama seems to have accomplished quite nicely already. Maybe world peace is just around the corner. I dare to hope...