Looks as if Lieberman could use a little education about “violent Islamist extremism” himself. Speaking of the whitewashed dhimmi report on the Fort Hood jihad massacre, he said (thanks to Alan):
“I am disappointed, however, that the report does not adequately recognize the specific threat posed by violent Islamist extremism to our military, a threat directly addressed by Senator Collins and me in a January 13 letter to Secretary Gates. I believe firmly that if DoD educates its personnel about violent Islamist extremism – and how terrorists distort the Islamic faith to promote violence – we will increase trust between the thousands of Muslim-Americans serving honorably in the military and their colleagues.”
No one has ever adequately explained how exactly terrorists “distort the Islamic faith.” Could it be by promoting attacks on “innocent civilians”? See here for why that couldn’t be it, but that’s the best the Islamic apologists in the West can do. And despite their signal failure to produce the Moderate Islam upon which American foreign policy, thousands of lives, and billions of dollars depend, everyone in Official Washington simply takes it on faith that this great Santa Claus really exists, and will soon bestow his gifts upon a waiting world.
Also, is the point of the Fort Hood investigation really to “increase trust between the thousands of Muslim-Americans serving honorably in the military and their colleagues,” or to prevent future jihad attacks? It seems as if making Muslims comfortable in the U.S. military is more of a priority than making sure that another one of them doesn’t go jihad.