August 13, 2007, - 9:56 am
By Debbie Schlussel
As I said Friday–and I’ll say it again–it’s bad news when liberal Democrats are the toughest ones against the jihadist threat. But that’s exactly the way it is.
Yesterday, on “FOX News Sunday,” Iowa Straw Poll winner Walter “Mitt” Romney demonstrated yet again that he’s a clueless flip-flop-flipper when it comes to Islam and terrorism. He told host Chris Wallace that one of the things he’ll do differently (from Bush) to fight Islamic extremism and terrorism is to “hire people and work . . . to move the Islamic world into modernity.”
Here we go again. It sounds like George W., the Sequel.
Uh, hasn’t he heard? Al-Qaeda is more modern than we are. They use cellphones to blow up cars (and U.S. soldiers). They have the highest-tech websites. Not sure if he’s actually seen this, but they even have video equipment on which a few notable people–Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Adam Gadahn a/k/a Azzam Al-Amriki–have appeared spouting off messages against America, to recruit new jihadists. I know those videos are obscure, and you wouldn’t know about them . . . if you lived on Mars. But they’re there.
The Islamic world is well into modernity. Has Romney seen Dubai? Riyadh? Skyscrapers, computers, technology of the highest order. What–he hasn’t heard? Dubai just acquired Barneys New York. Several Gulf States have Saks Fifth Avenue, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.
This ain’t about modernity. It’s about religion and religious thought, which has managed very well to adapt to modernity to spread its jihadist ways.
That Romney still doesn’t get it, means he doesn’t deserve to get to the White House. Period.
Sorry, we don’t need more Karen Hughes and Fran Townsends donning hijabs for Islamists around the world and playing international dhimmi.
We need a President who actually knows what’s going on and is ready to get tough with a VERY MODERN and very extreme Islamic world.
That ain’t Mitt.
Mitt Happens . . . but hopefully never in the White House.
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