Friday, May 04, 2007

Too Scary To Be The World's Most Powerful Man

By Cernig

Mitt Romney is obviously trying to get to the right of even John McCain in the Islamophobia stakes. McCain wants to sing as he bombs. Romney just doesn't care who he bombs as long as they are Moslem.
I don’t want to buy into the Democratic pitch, that this is all about one person, Osama bin Laden. Because after we get him, there’s going to be another and another. This is about Shi’a and Sunni. This is about Hezbollah and Hamas and al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the worldwide jihadist effort to try and cause the collapse of all moderate Islamic governments and replace them with a caliphate.
Since when has it been the Democratic pitch that it's all about Osama? The Democratic pitch is that it might be a good idea to actually make some attempt to catch or kill him as well as the slew of Number Threes that have been caught over the years.

But that aside, Romney's all wrong about the "Islamic Caliphate" he's foaming at the mouth about. Spencer Ackerman:
Mitt Romney's War: the total conflation of all Islamist movements. Not only is the Muslim Brotherhood not a jihadist organization, but its very lack of jihadiness is what spawned Ayman Zawahiri's Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Suffice it to say that there is no caliphate on heaven or earth that will simultaneously satisfy Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, which goes a long way toward explaining why there is no concerted "worldwide jihadist effort" by these groups to establish one.
Mitt Romney doubtless has advisors who could explain things to him. His ignorance is thus deliberate. Romney thus shows himself as too scary and too bigoted to be the most powerful man in the world.

But if you think that's bad wait until Fred Thompson tries to top them both.

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