One of the casualties of political correctness is honesty. We simply do not call things what they are for fear of causing offense or facing the consequences of what actually is.
The article quotes Mr. Gingrich:
The president asserted we have to oppose “the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.”
Clinton reinforced his analysis when she said, “We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence.”
This concept of “senseless violence” is at the heart of the left’s refusal to confront the reality of radical Islamists.
These are not acts of senseless violence.
These are acts of war.
We can’t successfully deal with a situation until we realize what it is. One of the things pointed out in the article is the question of how this video clip reached Egypt and Libya. Does anyone actually believe that the film was responsible for these attacks? Have we forgotten the emphasis terrorists put on dates and the fact that the attacks occurred on September 11?
The article concludes:
It is no accident that the embassy in Cairo issued a groveling statement, apologizing to the haters for having inconvenienced them with American freedom of speech.
The embassy was simply following Clinton’s lead, set months earlier in her meetings with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The OIC has a long- term campaign to manipulate the U.S. government into defining any criticism or improper reference to Islam as unacceptable.
No one should be confused by this. As Andy McCarthy wrote yesterday, the Islamist definition of heresy would destroy American free speech.
This is the bizarre situation we now find ourselves in.
We need to remember–When America has a weak President, the world is a more dangerous place.