From The Weekly Standard.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, “is now certain” to elect “an Islamist” as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls.
But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently.
“The war on terror is over”, a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”
This new outlook has, in the words of the National Journal, come from a belief among administration officials that “It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to terrorists.”
……For the president himself, this new thinking comes from a “realiz[ation that] he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively ‘moderate’ Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere.”
This new outlook is radically different than what was expressed under President George W. Bush immediately after September 11, 2001. “Over time it’s going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity,” Bush said on November 6, 2001. “You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.“
Obama declared the same thing in 2009, and made some changes to the national security lexicon and war strategy like, “victory isn’t necessarily the goal” in Afghanistan, replacing “terrorism” with “man-caused disasters”, and removing the phrase “Islamic extremism” to fight “negative stereotypes of Islam”.
While the weapons grade idiot makes nice, the muzzie terrorists didn’t get the memo.
The jackass doesn’t want to offend muzzie shitbags who carry out atrocities and kill Americans for allah. Instead, he ingratiates himself, embarrasses the United States by kowtowing, and rubs elbows with muslim terrorist organizations at the White House.
What a contrast to George W. Bush, who picked up the gauntlet thrown by Islamic thugs, shoved it up their asses, and said, “America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country”.
There are 7 months left before we see if this country has the integrity to kick his ass to the curb and elect Romney.
- First It Was Bowing To Our Enemies, Now Obama Surrenders To Them (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Hey Great, Oabma’s War On Terror Is Over, America’s War On Terror, not So Much (tarpon.wordpress.com)