By Stan Goodenough, Jerusalem Newswire
President George W. Bush made the first critical mistake when – in an effort to prevent a backlash against peaceful American Muslims – he moved quickly after 9-11 to stress that the enemy that had perpetrated the worst attack on the United States since Pearl Harbor was not “Islam” but “radical Islam.”
The enemy, the former president insisted – against all the available historical evidence – was not the religion. “Islam is a religion of peace.”
Bush’s effort to walk the politically acceptable walk was picked up and pushed to the limit by the other nations of the world (almost all of them Bush-hating), and especially by the Islamic ones.
But even as they applauded his reluctance to call a spade a Muslim (while despising him for it), the Islamic states – most of which actively and ardently support Islamic terrorist organizations – never imagined that the NEXT American president would let the Islamic world – which is involved in almost every conflict on the globe today – completely off the hook.
But that is what Barack Obama has decided to do – according to widely and wildly circulating press reports Wednesday.
As the Associated Press had it:
“President Barack Obama’s advisers will remove religious terms such as “Islamic extremism” from the central document outlining the US national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror…
“The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: “The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century.”
“… rewriting the strategy document will be the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on US foreign policy, like his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.”
Not only are Muslims not the cause/source of most terrorism. Neither, in the view of the Obama administration, are radical Muslims.
Where, then does this leave us – apart from with an even stronger suspicion than we have had up till now that Obama himself prays to Allah in his closet?
For Israel – the hundreds of millions of Muslims who surround this little country and seek its destruction – the enemy has just become nameless.
And those calling America the “great Satan” are no longer Islamic radicals. I guess they are just misguided individuals – errant members of the great global village; the international community of nations.
Their religion – whose founder was himself a terrorist and which demands from every one of its adherents a commitment to jihad – holy war; is really not the issue at all.
I do know all the things these Presidents have done to bring muslims here in the US. It sickens me. Now another Bush wants to rule and the stupid blind Churches using ‘Love They Neighbor as thyself is using that to invite hell here in America. eveything it seems is opposite as G-d spoke it,,Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Even G-d said: I love Jacob but hate essau. ONLY thing that is true is what Almighty G-d has said and even warned the people to follow HIM , not the world. what they are doing especially to the Chosen People is treason in Heaven. and from the beginning , Gen 12:3 warns all of us who HE curses…and then how so many have twisted the scriptures and adds to and deletes G-d Word to non effect. He hat tub christianity, just a warm and fuzzy place where the tradition of men are today in these churches. How sad is that. not to mention how Four antions excepted the so called peace plan written by the jSaudie.. G-d tells us what we do wrong to Israel, we will get double from him and destroy all the nations that do..some don’t bother to read our Constitution much less the Word of G-d..G-d is a G-d of Justice and love. He has told us the way the truth and the life. One thing for sure is HE said, when Israel becomes a nation, that we are the generation that will see HIM..IT is the Time for Israel and G-d says when the enemy s feet hit my HOLY HILL and all those nations are surrounding Jerusalem we know that attack will happen, yet He too said, the Bushre nukes in Iran would be destroye din four days. and concerning Damascus , at night in one hour it is gone……….Look at our country. like in Noah’s day, sodomey was everywhere, then G-d destroyed all but Noah and His family, then comes Sodom and jGamorah..which He destroyed except for Lot and family and the wife looked back and was turned to a pillar of salt..now look at the whole world..Sin is a reproach to all nations. no wonder the broad road to hell is wide. and the narrow road some never find it and those who did and then fell off into the other side and became twice the sons of hell. How anyone cannot love and walk in the L-rds word and HIS Precious love is beyond me. I will always stand with Christ and Israel and every Jew ever forever..the biggest lie today is that the church replaced Israel, not so..romans nine , ten and eleven tells us that in the end, ALL Israel will be saved that HE is not coming to punish because they have had double punishment already, but HE is coming with Redemption.. REpent is to ask forgiveness and then walk with G-d. He says if you love me Keep my comantments. Love and blessing to all Isreal and those who love them and the only G-d that is the real one. we do need to tell all people of the gospel but now a days they have twisted that too. so I stay in the word so I cannot ever be confused and pray without ceasing. In the end the world is going to be very surprised….to know that is to read the word..G-d means what HE says…Shalom