Just when I thought we were making progress, what with Bush’s talk a few months ago about the caliphate. But now it looks as if the Administration is back in full dhimmi mode. “Too Many Cooks, and So Far No Broth,” from US News and World Report (scroll down), with thanks to Angie:
Infighting is plaguing revision of the administration’s three-year-old National Strategy for Combating Terrorism. An implementation plan now under debate calls for heavy emphasis on waging an ideological war against radical Islam, promoting democracy, and stopping weapons of mass destruction. But the plan is bogged down, mired in interagency squabbling over turf and tasking, sources say. “There are just too many chefs,” says one observer. At least the participants have agreed on one key change: Worried that they will offend Muslims, they’ve replaced the word “jihadist” with “extremist.”
Yes, we must not offend Muslims by calling our enemies what they call themselves and formulating our policies accordingly. Oh, no. It is much preferable to lose the war than to offend anyone.
Lose the war? Certainly. Not militarily. Culturally. Socially. You cannot possibly defeat an enemy whom you are afraid even to name.