So where’s the victory parade? Where was the decisive victory? Who’s surrendering on behalf of the enemy?
According to the Obama Administration, the War on Terror is over.
The announcement comes not from an official news conference with top government officials high-fiving and slapping each other on their backs, but from an anonymous, highly placed source in the State Department who talked to the National Review.
Place your bets on whether the leaker’s initials are H.C.
This is not the end of a war, this is a policy change by a spineless administration, leaked through back channels out of fear of public reaction. But let’s move past that.
“The war on terror is over,” the State Department source said.
“Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism,” the official told the National Review.
Let’s dissect this beastie.
First, “the war on terror is over.” Um, have you read the Koran? It ain’t over until the infidels are converted, paying the dhimmi tax or holding their own heads. It hasn’t been “over” for 1,390 years.
Mohammed was a warlord who terrorized his region during his lifetime. Islam isn’t the only religion ever to have been spread at swordpoint, but it’s the only major religion for which conquest is a commandment, as Jewish and Christian communities throughout the world have repeatedly learned the hard way.
Complete this sentence: “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida …” radical Islamists are hiding behind different organization names, such as the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression. …” Let’s review. During the so-called “Arab Spring,” those legitimate means of expression have included rioting, looting, violent assault, raping and murdering. Christians, Jews and women in general were targeted by mobs and officials alike in the various uprisings.
“People who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.” Yes, now that the Obama Administration has instigated and supported violent uprisings in countries that weren’t any particular threat to the U.S., while leaving in place Syria and Iran, and simultaneously turning its back on Iraq, there are many opportunities for “legitimate Islamism.”
“Legitimate Islamism” in Obama Administration doublespeak means a changed Middle East power structure with Obama’s Saudi royal family allies pulling the strings. (Remember the bow?)
By declaring an end to the War on Terror, the Obama Administration is just acknowledging what most of us have figured out long ago, that this president has no intention of fighting against Islamic imperialism, standing up for Western principles of freedom and justice.
Past administrations have worked with questionable allies. It’s a necessity of international politics sometimes. But this administration is different in that it shows open contempt for the principles it is sworn to defend and an unhealthy affinity for Islamic tyranny.