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The Non-Exit Strategy Strategy: Damage Control Now Impossible

In Weekly Rant on 23/03/2011 at 19:59

On his way back from samba lessons in Buenos Aires Barack Obama is being greeted by a decidedly disappointed liberal media. When Jake Tapper is disappointed with a liberal president, let’s face it, damage control is pretty much impossible.

Never mind that Tapper and his cronies in the New York division of the White House press room have pimped this guy off on the American people for three years, now they want us to believe they are astonished with the result. We’ve not seen ingenuousness like this since Louie discovered gambling at Rick’s Place.

For weeks now—actually since the beginning of the year—we have been witnessing the gradual defection of the liberal media from the Obama camp, but there is a problem. They have nowhere to go.

Where is the Ted Kennedy who will challenge a president so out of his depth that the US Coast Guard couldn’t mount a rescue operation? Hillary gives no indication of running.

We are now in a de facto state of war with Libya and Obama is like a kid playing behind the wheel of Daddy’s car. He’s pushing buttons, cranking the wheel this way and that, and suddenly he finds the keys. Now the car is rolling out of the driveway.

This is not what we had in mind when we called for a no-fly zone. Charlie Wilsons War was funny; this is not. Before one wages war with even the most despicable Third World potentate, it is advisable to 1) know that one can finish the job, and 2) know that someone—preferably someone friendlier to your national interests—can fill the void once the operation is completed.

The Obama doctrine—which as near as we can determine is something akin to the Butterfly McQueen doctrine on birthing babies—it would seem does not take into consideration finite details. Get Gates on the phone; he can figure it out.

So what do we have?

What we now have is a media shooting rubber bands at each other across the press rooms of America, while a befuddled president makes yet another unfixable mess. This is no small problem for the likes of Tapper and Williams and that hoopster Harry Smith. They have to cocktail with this guy.

The question is now being asked: What if Gaddafi survives? And not a moment too soon, we might add. Because, thus far, it appears the dictator is consulting Jean Paul Gaultier on his fall line.

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Again, What Part of ‘Infidel’ Don’t You Understand?

In The American Jihad on 10/03/2010 at 08:47

American terrorist Jihad Jane

May we now dispense with this nonsense that American anger with Islam is racial intolerance? With the arrest of Jihad Jane in Pennsylvania it should be clear that the difference between a friendly Muslim and a Jihadist is the AK-47 hanging off their shoulder and no more.

Political correctness has moved through the liberal media and academia like a plague over the past 10 years, and, most recently, especially concerning Islam. If it persists Americans will die en mass.

Those of you who read LCL regularly, know of my respect for Washington Post op-ed columnist Charles Krauthammer, but it seems even Charles has caught the bug.

Charles recently gave us his two cents on the difference between Islamics and Islamists in a roundtable on Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Baier. The conventional wisdom, it seems, among the media elite is that a wide, sweeping ideological chasm exists between the two.

The panel discussion concerned Dutch politician Geert Wildersblasphemy trial in the Netherlands. Blasphemy trial?

Okay, it is time to issue my usual PC disclaimer. One can never be too careful when Rahm Emanuel might be reading. Most Muslims are, I’m sure, law-abiding citizens. Yadda yadda yadda. To the Left that has all of the impact of sending Joe Biden to Israel to shore up US-Israeli relations, anyway.

For all I know Wilders may be a fascist. I don’t trust anyone with anything close to a Germanic accent who might foam at the mouth when they’re excited. But one thing is certain: this guy is under sentence of death, not by extremist Muslims, but all of Islam.

Acceding to the fact that most of Charles Krauthammer’s 1 trillion brain cells are functioning most of the time, and that I am an eight-cylinder thinker who is at best firing on six on any given day, Charles can still be wrong. And he is.

In a land where religious freedom is woven into the very fabric of our tradition, it is understandable that Americans will give Muslims the benefit of the doubt. But Muslims regard the very insinuation that Mohammed was anything other than the anointed prophet of their god as a sin punishable by death. Wilder has accused the prophet of being a pedophile and a warlord.

Let’s be certain here that Wilders’ accusations against Mohammed are not idle talk. Wilders will eventually die for his ‘crimes against Islam,’ just as did Theo Van Gogh in 2004. The Netherlands has been all but overtaken by Islamics.

And right now he is being condemned as a liar and fear monger for remarks that are historical fact; Wilders’ charges are true. His call for the banning the Koran is extreme, and I do disagreed with it, but Holland has fallen on serious times with Islamics.

Let’s view a couple of excerpts of Muslim reactions to Wilders’ showing his film in the House of Lords in London this week. Mind you, these are not Dr. Krauthammer’s so-called Islamists; these are everyday English working stiffs, many are British citizens.

“Islam will conquer the west … it will enter the house of every unbeliever … Islam will dominate.”

And, finally, a word from Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a founding member of Hamas and former Muslim and Israeli spy.

Yousef is on record here as saying that Jihad is the highest form of Islam. That there is no ‘moderate’ Islam.

How much more evidence do we need?