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The minute George W. Bush was informed that a plane had hit the World Trade Center he began to make mistakes. Those mistakes would dog his presidency, and we will live with the tragic results of them when some other jihadist or group thereof acquires another target on U.S. soil. And that will most assuredly happen.
Item: His first mistake was constitutional. He rationalized that because the United States was not attacked by foreign power—another nation—that he could not go to Congress for a declaration of war. Immediately, that placed us in the Korea-Vietnam model: a declared police action or series of them. Granted, no president has every declared war on a religion, but nothing in the Constitution prohits it.
It was a foundational mistake and everything he or any president would do thereafter would compound it. One can almost visualize the meeting that must have taken place at Camp David when someone asked the question: What do we call this war? Everyone from the joint chiefs and the Secretary of Defense to the White House press secretary had to be there. “We can’t call it a ‘War on Islamic Terrorists,’” said someone. “We don’t want to be perceived as picking on Muslims.”
Someone else at that point dug up an old speech made by Ronald Reagan in the aftermath of the Beirut barracks bombing. “Here it is,” he or she said. “War on Terrorism.” Bingo. We have defined the mission. Thus the misnomer: War on Terror.
We are not, of course, engaged in a war on terror. We are engaged in a war against Wahhabism in the specific, and all extreme (possibly another misnomer, if one considers the fact that Islam itself is pretty extreme) Islam in general.
Item: He assumed that Islam on the whole is a rational religion. He sought out and got the advice of “experts” steeped in PC thinking and almost no historical education on Islam, and determined that he would receive support from “moderate” Muslims. The jihadists, in these so-called experts minds, amounted to something between 1 and 10 percent of Islam, and the remaining 90 percent would not present a problem to the United States. But we’re still talking of somewhere between 50 and 300 million fundamentalists, so one can easily see the futility of this rationale.
Now we are in the “good Muslim-bad Muslim” debate. How does one determine whether a Muslim is a moderate, or if he or she is secretly harboring anti-Semitic and anti-Christian animosities? Well, we can’t. One must go to their Koran (which in and of itself presents a problem, because Muslims translate their holiest book according to the whether) to find out. But here is what the Koran says about Jews and Christians:
Surah 2:98 ‘Whoever is the enemy of Allah and His angels and His apostles and Jibreel and Meekaeel, so surely Allah is the enemy of the unbelievers.’
Islam and other religions mix like oil and water. In an Islamic country, Jews and Christians are often allowed to live along side Muslims (within certain restrictive guidelines), but the moment they take up arms against even the most evil Muslim, they are toast.
Most people in Judeo-Christian, and especially secular, America simply cannot comprehend the fact that Islam is about world domination. All other religions according to the Koran are the “enemies of Allah.”
Item: He misidentified Islam as a religion. The Bush Administration’s third mistake was catastrophic but in all fairness probably cannot be solely attributed to them. The State Department is full of these PC imbeciles and has been for decades.
Islam is a religion—among many other things. But unlike any other major religion on earth it is also a political, financial and social philosophy. The entire non-Muslim world is out of sync with those philosophies. Islam is incompatible with all other religions, unless Islam is the “ruling” religion.
Welcome to the 21st century. We have a Muslim sycophant in the White House, a media that might as while put a sign up: “Al Jazeera: New York Bureau,” and a controlling minority of radical leftists that wants al Qaeda to win this war. Thirty percent of Americans don’t mind a bit that a Muslim mosque is being built virtually upon the graves of thousands of our enemy’s victims.
Now a word to Muslims:
If you are a moderate American Muslim and you have taken offense to what I have said here, I would be overjoyed if you will prove me wrong.
Here is how you can do that:
Call upon your clerics to speak out; tell them to call Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and the networks and universally condemn al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah and all extremists. Tell him not to get discouraged when NBC, CNN, CBS and ABC turn him down; Fox News is chomping at the bit to hear any Muslim condemn these sociopathic monsters.
Next Step: Tell your cleric when he goes on air, to name names and declare all extremist Muslims infidels and traitors to Islam. He’ll need to prepare a list ahead of time.
Next Step: Be sure to tell your imam not to forget to decry Muslim brutality against women around the world. We all know that good Muslims don’t believe in shrouding women in Dark Ages burqas and that you don’t believe in beating, raping, stoning or female circumcision, but reassure us specifically.
Last Step: It will take more than one isolated imam to get this righteous message across, so form a—dare I say it?—Tea Party-type movement, and insist that all of your clerics get on board. March in the streets. We want to see it in the press, saturating the radio airwaves, and on television at six o’clock every evening when we get home.
When you have done this, get back to us; maybe then we will believe you.