Obama said today, “We are at War with al Qaeda”. This was the wrong thing to say.
Michael Medved talked about this on his show today, and I agree with his analysis:
It’s the war against an ideology, and not just al Qaeda. By declaring a war against al Qaeda, by name, Obama glorifies al Qeada and gives these terrorist, al Qaeda, prominence. What about Hezbollah? A terrorist group located in Lebanon. What about Iran? A country that sponsors and funds terrorist groups. We’re not at war with Iran, except by proxy, and rightly so. What about North Korea? A country that continues to threaten the local neighboring countries and the United States. What about Abu Sayyaf? A murderous terrorist group in the south Philippines.
President Bush never said this was a war against al Qaeda. Bush said it was a war against terrorism. al Qaeda is not a country. al Qeada is a group of Muslim thugs with an ideology to kill anyone that doesn’t believe in Islam. Just like Hezbollah and other groups promoting a Philosophy of Hate, this is who we are at war with.
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