The always-egregious and virulently anti-Christian James Carroll has done it again in this Boston Globe column (thanks to “Allah“), sweeping away mountains of evidence of the Islamic sincerity and motivations of the global jihadists:
Even though the war on terrorism is indeed, as the president said, a “crusade,” it has nothing real to do with Islam either, although Islam is surely its target. Not Islam as it actually exists in dozens of different settings and cultures across the globe, but an imagined Islam that exists only in the troubled minds of a people who project “evil” outward and then attack it. Alas, it is an old Christian habit.
The war, meanwhile, answers the Bush administration’s need to justify an unprecedented repressiveness in the “homeland,” and simultaneously prompts widespread docile submission to the new martial law. But more deeply still, by understanding ourselves as a people at war, we Americans find exemption from the duty to face the grotesque shame of what we are doing in the world.
So the final truth about this war is that there is no real enemy (although we are creating enemies by the legion). There will be no victory. I resume this regular column by declaring, President Bush was right.
The sheer idiocy of this takes my breath away. As if invention and projection were responsible for the jihadist statements and actions I post here routinely. Carroll comes off here as one of the most bizarrely paranoid of all conspiracy theorists, seeing the sinister hand of Bush (and Halliburton, I guess) everywhere jihad flares around the globe. I wonder how the President manages to keep the jihad going in Thailand, Indonesia, Kashmir, the Philippines, and Nigeria, all the while bringing it to a boil in Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel. That Bush must be far more intelligent than most Leftists usually admit, eh, Jimmy?