Hold the thoughts of Victor Davis Hanson in mind while contemplating the Obama war (or “unwar”) strategy. In Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize, he at least acknowledged that “evil exists in the world” and that there is such a thing as just war, a major concession for him to the obvious consternation of his Norwegian hosts and his base on the left. In announcing the Afghanistan troop increase at West Point, he made a point to emphasize freedom and human rights as universal birthrights, a page out of George Bush’s doctrine. Good for him. But can someone please explain his detached demeanor and absence of outrage, moral clarity, and resolve at the continuing Islamic jihad against America as manifest in the terrorist attacks at Fort Hood and the commercial airline flight to Detroit, and most egregiously, the continuing acts of war perpetrated by the regime in Iran? Everyone with any common sense understands that these are not isolated “criminal” events subject to Constitutional rights and presumption of innocence and that we continue to be engaged in a multi-front war against various elements of radical Islam. Why has this escaped an administration that seems oblivious to the threat to Americans and our allies worldwide and refuses to even use the correct terminology? When will we get serious about profiling the Islamic jihadist terrorist threats that make a mockery of homeland security? And why can’t Obama bring himself to express unconditional support to the now certainly genuine Iranian democratic revolution, a move which could tip in our favor the most transformational event possible in the Middle East—regime change in Iran? I’ll attempt some answers later.
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