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Friday, September 02, 2011

'Obama's fear of offending Muslims hinders war on terror' says...

President Obama's fear of offending Muslims is hindering the war on terror says US Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Ct).
Lieberman said that Obama’s strategy, which was released in June, “was ultimately a big disappointment,” and while it successfully identified the core of the domestic radicalization problem, it did not establish a clear plan of attack to deal with the growing issue.

The four-term senator and one-time presidential candidate said one of the key problems with the Obama administration’s strategy was that it continues to call terrorism that aims to harm the U.S., “violent extremism” instead of “violent Islamist extremism.”

“The administration still refuses to call our enemy in this war by its proper name: violent Islamist extremism,” Lieberman said, speaking at a National Press Club event hosted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

“To call our enemy ‘violent extremism’ is so general and vague that it ultimately has no meaning. The other term used sometimes is Al Qaeda and its allies. Now that’s better but it is still too narrow and focuses us on groups as opposed to what I would call an ideology, which is what we’re really fighting.”


“I assume the refusal of the administration to speak honestly about the enemy is based on its desire not to do anything that might feed into al Qaeda’s propaganda that we’re engaged in a cold war against Islam,” he said. “But that is so self-evidently a lie that we can and have refuted it and I think we’ve done so effectively.”
Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt. It's also US anti-terrorism policy. What could go wrong?

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At 3:52 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Is anybody EVER going to look for the trail from Obama and his cousin machete man Odinga in Kenya to al Shabab and the other machete associates to the "REBELS" in Libya? This whole thing looks like a huge trap being set and even Senator Lieberman is to polite to send a private eye to find out WTF is happening????


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