Monday, March 30, 2009

THE CHARM OFFENSIVE!


It is no secret that Washington D.C. does not understand Islam. There has been committee after committee looking into and interviewing people about this subject and time and again the ignorance is shocking. I remember an author on my radio show who was an expert in Islam and she had just testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of Islam, and she asked the Senators if any of them had ever read the Koran, and of course none of them had. And this is not a problem particular to any one party, it is truly a bi-partisan problem. Well we see more evidence of the ignorance coming forth in Dennis Blair the Director of National Intelligence. In his first press conference last week he said the following concerning the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay;

"If we are to release them in the United States, you can't just sort of, as you said, put them on the street and there, but we need some sort of assistance to them to start a new life and not return to some of the conditions that may have inspired them in the first place."

That is truly amazing. He believes that we can give them some assistance that will keep them from returning to their ideology? He believes that there is some assistance that will change their desire to kill the great Satan, us? A desire they have been taught and indoctrinated in since birth! The lack of understanding here is frightening, as it clearly means that those who are manning the controls of our country now are indeed either out of touch, incompetent, or both.

Say what you want about former President Bush, but he understood the enemy. Our current President is a great speaker and a charming charismatic man, which is why someone with so little experience and qualification could gain the highest office in the land. But in spite of his charm he too will find out that it will not work with Islamists. The question is how high of a price we all will have to pay for him to learn that lesson?

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pastor tom
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