President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
Oh, but we do!
Really, now… If we were to poll every one of the American people, what percentage do you think could honestly say that they don’t “view Muslim nations through the lens of terror?” I’m thinking it would be pretty low, if people were honest with themselves. When we’ve observed the people in Muslim areas dancing in the streets after 9/11, how can we really see them any other way? Just the fact that there are lots of nice American Muslims who aren’t terrorists doesn’t negate the fact that in Muslim countries they mostly hate our guts.
It’s especially hard not to look askance at Muslim nations after our president has declared that we will not use nuclear power against countries who don’t have nuclear capability, even if they attack us with biological weapons. Which is something like me putting an ad in the newspaper that I will not prosecute anyone who breaks into my house, steals everything I own, kills my family, and vandalizes the property. That is, I won’t press charges if they’re poor. It’s an open invitation. Why would any non-nuclear power who hates America not accept it?
Just on a side note, isn’t it interesting that Ahmedinejad is now making fun of our president? And after Obama has been so nice to him, too!
So the question presents itself…does our president truly have a screw loose? Or is he just hellbent on destroying our country? or…. I really can’t see a third option. He insults our allies, kowtows to our enemies, invites other nations to attack us without fear of reprisal, increases our debt beyond recovery, disses our heritage…how else can you explain it?
It’s sort of fascinating to watch, in an obscene way. Rather like observing a parasite destroying the body of its host. Gruesome, but riveting.
Sheesh. I really have to quit reading the news. Maybe some things I am better off NOT knowing.