Serge Trifkovic has written an enormously insightful assessment of President Bush’s Thursday speech at Chronicles (thanks to all who sent this in). Read it all, please, but here is the conclusion:
The unprecedented danger is for us to forget that we are heirs to the greatest and best civilization the world has known, and that our inheritance is under threat. With that threat””Islam, and not some allegedly aberrant version of it””there will be no grand synthesis, no civilizational cross-fertilization. It’s kto-kogo: either Islam gets Europeanized, or Europe gets Islamized. As things stand now the outcome is uncertain. All will be lost if our future, and that of our heirs, remains in the hands of people who do not understand the nature, complexity and magnitude of the challenge.