The President gave the WOT speech we all knew he could give. One that reads like a VDH piece on NRO, and that should give the usual suspect fits. Now we all know that the usual suspects are the same left/rightwingnuts that follow every shrill udderance from Mother Sheehan and her ilk.
I mean how weird is it that Lew Rockwell, Pat Buchanan, Nancy Pelosi, David Duke, AlGore and The KosKids are all on the same side of an issue. What is the common thread? The JOOOSSS!!!, of course. I mean every left/rightwingnut knows that the jooosss!!! rule the world, can't you tell by the history of The Chosen Ones??
Okay enough sarcasm, on to what the President said:
He called a spade a spade
Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism...These extremists distort the idea of jihad into a call for terrorist murder against Christians and Jews and Hindus -- and also against Muslims from other traditions, who they regard as heretics.
This is a slightly watereddown view of the ROP, there is that touch of Political Correctness, but there is enough truth here to make the people who believe all that realpolitik crap that come out of OldFoggeyBottom stand up and notice that The President F'ing Gets It!!!
This speech was given at the right time, I know that there will be people on both side of the issue who will say it is "too little too late", it is "too much". it is "over the top" etc., etc., etc. Well I have to disagree, had this speech been given closer to either 9/11 or the last election, the LSM would have crapped all over themselves trying to PROVE how wrong he was. There would have been faxes from Kinko's in Texas proving that the ROP was not what POTUS said it was and the talking heads would have all nodded and said "WHY YES, THIS PROVES THAT ISLAM IS A WONDERFUL RELIGION, AND IF THEY EVER TAKE OVER THE US THEY WILL LEAVE US ALONE."
Thank G-D for GWB.