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President-elect Obama is on Bad Ground with the Islamic World

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2009/01/07

First and foremost, I DO NOT CONDONE assassination attempts against any US President. Let’s be clear and up-front about that. Any who attempt to assassinate POTUS should consider his or her life forfeit. And it should be made so.

Now, with Obama’s “apostate” standing among the Islamic world, the level of threat against him is greatly increased. By several orders of richter-scale-like magnitude. Not only does he have to fear left-wing nutjobs, right-wing nutjobs, and “make me famous” nutjobs, he also has to fear Islamic terrorists and other Islamists who wish to fulfill the Quran. Of course, “fear” is not necessarily the best operative word, but it is indeed fitting.

He is actually among the worst possible options for handling the extremist Islamists of the world. “I used to be Islamic, like you” will only serve to remind the Islamists they don’t actually have to negotiate in good faith because he is, after all, “apostate.” So, they can make a deal with him at 11am and break the deal at 1pm without actually violating any principles. Not that the Islamo-terrorists are concerned with things like “my word is my bond” or anything, but even so, they will be that much more free to ignore their oaths.

It never ceases to amaze me the depths of naivete we, as Americans, are willing to sink to (bad grammar, good flow) when considering the nature of others. It reminds me of a line in the movie Girlfight, a movie I strongly reccomend, by the way. When Diana Guzman gets busted for fighting in school, the administrator who chastises her says something along the lines of “Have you EVER considered talking things out?” The whole thrust of the administrator’s chastisement was “Fighting is never the answer, but talking is.” This is the foolishness propegated by many well-intentioned but forcefully naive people.

In short (too late), is it truly any surprise that an Islamo-terrorist would berate Obama or use him to whip up the masses?

(I posted this in a response on Patterico’s Pontifications.)

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