Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Every time there’s a terror attack in Israel – which happens somewhere, virtually every day – we deal with it as it is: “terror”.

Everyone who lives here – left and right alike -- knows what we’re facing. We may have different ideas about what to do about it, how to prevent more of the same, or what should be done about the perpetrators, but only the ‘Peace Now’ crowd tries to deny that it’s terror.

Most certainly, our Prime Minister would never characterize a terror attack as “incomprehensible.” We comprehend it perfectly – no problem there. We know who’s attacking and we know exactly what they hope to accomplish by it.

That’s not the case in the US, in the hazy world of the Community Organizer.

In the US, after an Islamic jihadist managed to kill 13 people on an Army base, the Community Organizer sought to characterize the “tragedy” the same way he would an earthquake or tidal wave: something that just happened. Something for which no one, or any ideology, could be blamed.

I was going to write something myself this morning about the Community Organizer’s totally inapposite speech at Fort Hood, but when I read Rush Limbaugh’s comments, I realized he’d said it better than I ever could.

Rather than paraphrase him, here’s part of ElRushbo’s analysis about the Community Organizer’s words. Read the whole thing at

OBAMA: This is a time of war. These Americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. They were killed here on American soil in the heart of this great state, in the heart of this great American community. This is a fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy but this much we do know. No faith justifies these murderous and craven acts.

RUSH: Yes, it does.

OBAMA: No just and loving God looks upon them with favor. For what he has done we know that the killer will be met with justice, in this world and the next.

RUSH: I mean folks, ought to read to you what my friend Andy McCarthy wrote about this at National Review Online: "After the carnage we’ve seen for two decades, and the high religious authorities that have endorsed it, it is simply astounding that an American president -- at a solemn memorial service for soldiers killed just days ago by a jihadist acting on his rational, broadly accepted understanding of his religious duty -- could claim that 'no faith justifies' sneak-attack murders, and that no religion teaches that 'God looks upon them with favor.'

In fact, a widely held interpretation of Islam holds exactly these principles. No one is saying that all Muslims follow Hasan’s construction of Islam, but hundreds of millions do and they have scriptures to back up their beliefs -- scriptures we could all read if we’d just pull our heads out of the sand. To deny that is to deny reality. A country can’t be protected by people who lack the will to face reality."

And that's what we have in president Obama. I'm still struggling, does he face reality, is he this naive or is he this cunning? He's got to know what jihad is. He's got to know of the imams that preach it. He's got to know that there are scriptures in these people's book that suggests the way to get to heaven is to kill infidels. This is not even arguable. As Andy says here it's not about all Muslims but clearly hundreds of millions of them.

The whole situation is tragic, all right. But the tragedy is that the US and everything it stands for – liberty, freedom, opportunity for all – is under attack. Not just by the Islamic terrorists who seek to bring it down, but by the man who now sits in the White House.

As Rush says, is he this naïve, or is he this cunning?

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