I supported the Bush administration. Although Bush wasn’t my first choice in 2000 (I voted for McCain, which might have been a mistake anyway), I voted for him with enthusiasm in 2004. After all, his opponent was worthless and dishonest political opportunist. But Bush keeps failing me and people like me. The latest example is this:
At Wednesday’s rededication ceremony of the Saudi-funded Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., President Bush missed a perfect opportunity to repudiate apologism for radical Islam, and instead announced his latest plan to get the Muslim world to stop hating America: appoint a special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Bush praised the OIC, saying, “We admire and thank those Muslims who have denounced what the Secretary General of the OIC called ‘radical fringe elements who pretend that they act in the name of Islam.’” The special envoy’s mission, Bush said, would be to “listen and learn” to OIC ambassadors.
While this may sound nice, it is rooted in complete ignorance of the rampant radicalism, pro-terrorist, and anti-American sentiments routinely found in statements by the OIC and its leaders, including referring to “Islamophobia” — and not the mass slaughter of innocents in the name of Islam — the “worst form of terrorism,” as OIC did last May.
Do read it all. It looks like, while Bush is willing to fight to some extend, his heart is really in appeasement. And that is how he might be remembered by history. There was another leader in history who did go to war when he was backed against the wall, but whose name is forever associated with appeasement. His name was Neville Chamberlain.
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