Thursday, April 8, 2010
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Liberal lexicographers have been cracking their knuckles and getting up to new mischief in the Obama Whitehouse. Previously, they've declared that the 9/11 attacks weren't acts of terror, but were instead a "man-caused disaster." Similarly, there is no "war on terror," but only "overseas contingency operations."
Seizing the fierce urgency of inanity, the Obama administration is now floating the idea that the words "Muslim" and "Islamic" must be struck from strategic documents, and no terrorists will be described as being Muslim or Islamic, no matter which deity's name they were shrieking when they self-detonated.
Let's be clear: the war on terror has never been a "war on Islam," and only the intellectually lazy would judge an entire faith based on the actions of its worst and most radical elements.
But words mean something, and failing to identify Islamic terrorists as Islamic shows a continuing and dangerous lack of seriousness on the part of this president. Failing to acknowledge the common thread among terrorist attacks effectively prevents our intelligence and security officials from identifying or acting on any threats that are larger than the actions of individuals.
You can't "connect the dots" if you insist that they're only dots.