Watch for the tsunami of “Islamophobia” charges to inundate the White House, and even more ferocious pandering from Obama in response. “Despite adviser’s warnings, Obama calls bin Laden ‘jihad’ leader,” by Josh Gerstein at Politico, May 12:
It didn’t get much attention over the weekend, but, in his interview with “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama described Osama bin Laden as a leader of a global “jihad.” That’s a word that he and his advisers generally avoid.
“For us to be able to definitively say, ‘We got the man who caused thousands of deaths here in the United States and who had been the rallying point for a violent extremist jihad around the world’ was something that I think all of us were profoundly grateful to be a part of,” Obama said. He didn’t repeat the term during the exchange CBS broadcast Sunday night.
Pundits and journalists frequently refer to bin Laden and his followers as “jihadists,” but Obama and his team have been loathe to use that kind of terminology….
Indeed. And they’ve resorted to all sorts of contortions and logical leaps to avoid doing so.