More On Bush’s Speech

Two critiques of Bush’s recent speech I commented on a few days ago. The first is relatively succinct: Defining The EnemyPosted 10/7/2005 Over and over, President Bush called the terrorists “Islamic radicals.” It was a stunning departure from his usual rhetoric marginalizing the religious aspect of the long-term threat America faces. In past speeches, Bush […]

Clinton Asleep At The Wheel

Freeh decries Clinton’s ‘moral compass’Clinton spokesman: Book ‘a total work of fiction’Friday, October 7, 2005; Posted: 5:48 a.m. EDT (09:48 GMT) In his upcoming book, “My FBI,” Freeh says Clinton failed to pressure Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to let the FBI question suspects the kingdom had in custody. “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to […]

What Causes Jihad?

Compare and contrast the following viewpoints. The first, from an article posted on Jihad Unspun written by an American “activist writer”, reviews all the popular arguments blaming everyone but the “terrorists” for terrorism: MILLER: Viewing Terrorism Through A Different LensOct 08, 2005By Jason Miller Why do the “terrorists” and other people of the Middle East […]

Getting Warmer

President Discusses War on Terror at National Endowment for DemocracyRonald Reagan Building and International Trade CenterWashington, D.C.October 6, 2005 Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism. Whatever it’s called, this ideology is very different from the religion of Islam. This form of radicalism exploits Islam to serve a violent, political […]

It All Depends What You Mean By Peace

Mark Steyn: Islamist way or no wayOctober 04, 2005 I found myself behind a car in Vermont, in the US, the other day; it had a one-word bumper sticker with the injunction “COEXIST”. It’s one of those sentiments beloved of Western progressives, one designed principally to flatter their sense of moral superiority. The C was […]