“Bush urged: ‘Never apologize’ to Muslims,” from WND, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Some members of the Bush administration have taken a cue from a classic John Wayne Western and are advising their boss to take the film’s advice — “Never apologize” — when dealing with Muslims, reports geopolitical analysts Jack Wheeler….
It’s that attitude that some employees of the Pentagon, State Department and White House are urging President Bush to take when dealing with charges of Quran desecration and other allegations from radical Muslims. They’ve even sent a DVD copy of the film to the commander in chief.
“Their numbers are small,” explains Wheeler, “but they are seriously sick and tired of squishing-out to the hadjis (the nickname our soldiers give the Muslim terrorists in Iraq and their sympathizers — pronounced ‘hah-geez,’ referring to the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca called the hadj). These sympathizers now include not just rioters on Pakistani streets but Newsweek magazine and Amnesty International.
“‘The more we kiss the hadjis’ tushes, the more they denounce us and the less they respect us,’ one of them told me. ‘Just take a look at the DOD’s procedures for the handling and inspecting of detainee Korans . You won’t believe how impossibly respectful and careful they are. What good does this do us? All we get is lies, lawsuits and riots in return.'”
Indeed. Conciliation is only seen as a sign of weakness. And in this case, it may be just that: weakness.