He said “radical Islamic terrorism,” and he should have said “jihad,” but nonetheless, this is all true, and it needs to be said, and said again.
“BEASTMODE Cruz: You Can’t Defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism if Admin Can’t Utter Those Words,” Washington Free Beacon, December 2, 2014:
Straight-shooter Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) went BEASTMODE on Obama Tuesday when he called the president out for not calling terrorism what it really is: terrorism.
Cruz noted the Obama administrations reluctance to call the Ft. Hood shootings by Nadal [sic] Hassan a terrorist act, even when it has been established that Hassan was in communication with radical Islamists. The administration simply referred to the shootings as “workplace violence,” Cruz said.
“That is Orwellian doublespeak,” Cruz said. “You cannot win a war on radical Islamic terrorism with an administration unwilling to utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’”