NYP: [Ralph Peters] Since 9/11, our leaders have chosen not to defeat Islamist terrorism.
Their sins have been those of omission, of essential actions avoided and crippling self-delusion.
Consistently, they have denied the nature and scope of the threat. Even the George W. Bush administration pandered to Muslim activists and worried more about offending savages than winning. The Obama administration propagandized for Islam as a “religion of peace,” even as the bodies piled higher.
Neither administration employed the terms “radical Islam” or “Islamist terrorism.”
You cannot defeat an enemy you lack the courage to name. MORE