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Not Again! Obama vs. Petraeus (White House wants PC labels for terrorists)
American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2010 | Anthony Kang

Posted on 07/14/2010 8:35:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

div class="article_body"> Straight off the heels of the McChrystal-debacle, further conflict between the Obama administration and military officials appears to loom on the horizon - involving none other than newly appointed Commander of US Forces in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus.

Of the countless characteristics which define liberals, Democrats, and refusal to accept reality and to call a spade a spade.

Exhibit 9,999,999,999: the new White House policy to disassociate all mentions of Islam when describing terrorists.

The Washington Times' Rowan Scarborough foresees just one tiny problem with the administration's official policy however:
John O. Brennan, President Obama's chief national security adviser for counterterrorism, delivered a major policy address on defining the enemy. He laid out the White House policy of detaching any reference to Islam when referring to terrorists, be it al Qaeda, the Taliban or any other group.

But Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the man tapped by Mr. Obama as the new top commander in Afghanistan, led the production of an extensive counterinsurgency manual in December 2006 that does, in fact, tell commanders of a link between Islam and extremists.

The Petraeus doctrine refers to "Islamic insurgents," "Islamic extremists" and "Islamic subversives." It details ties between Muslim support groups and terrorists. His co-author was Gen. James F. Amos, whom Mr. Obama has picked as the next Marine Corps commandant and Joint Chiefs of Staff member. [...]

The Petraeus counterinsurgency manual takes the position that, to understand the enemy, commanders must recognize terrorist links to Islam - its leaders in some cases, its fundraising and its infrastructure. Forces must fight "Islamic extremists," it says, differently from the Viet Cong or followers of Saddam Hussein.

Scarborough then goes on to quote Larry Korb, a military analyst for the Center for American Progress who, predictably, full heartedly supports White House policy, resorting to the left's one (and only) barely-counterargument - antiabortion extremists.


President Obama undoubtedly deserves much credit for appointing the highly respected General Petraeus as Stanely McChyrstal's successor. How the philosophical divide between the White House and the Petraeus doctrine plays out is yet to be seen, but is not an innocuous case of semantics. Words matter, which is why the left takes so much pride in their mastery and monopolization of Orwellian-speak.

To say Muslims who carry out terrorist attacks in the name of their religion are "Islamic extremists," would be no different than calling the KKK the "KKK,," feminists "feminists," a tall person a "tall person," or a tree a "tree." It might seem crazy to some folk, but most folks make it a habit of using words to distinguish one pertinent group from another.


Even James Kirchick, who is a gay, prochoice assistant editor at the New Republic, sees the absolute asininity and terrible disservice the left does bending over backwards with political-correctness and equating Islamic terrorists to the religious right.

"[I]t's precisely because of my identity that I consider comparisons between so-called Christianists (who seek to limit my rights via the ballot box) and Islamic fundamentalists (who seek to limit my rights via decapitation) to be fatuous," Kirchick wrote shortly after the murder of abortion doctor George Till in 2009.

"But the Christian right's responsible reaction to the death of George Tiller should put to rest the lie that Judeo-Christian extremists are anywhere near as numerous or dangerous as those of the Muslim variety."

If top US government officials are not willing to call terrorists who are so undeniably motivated by Islamic doctrine "Islamic terrorists," what does it say about America and how far we have digressed as a nation and civilization?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bhoislamism; crushislam; democrats; islam; islamicterrorism; islamism; obama; petraeus; politicallycorrect; terrorists; wot

1 posted on 07/14/2010 8:35:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If there is another 9/11 attack on us, these dumbshits are going to look like the fools they really are.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 8:37:30 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: SeekAndFind

What? The POS usurper doesn’t want them referred to as muzzie terrorists? or ragheads?


3 posted on 07/14/2010 8:38:10 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (The usurper 0bama regime is a "Clear and Present Danger" to AMERICA! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: SeekAndFind

For the zillionth time:

The reason Islam is associated with terror is not that 1% of muslims are terrorists. The reason is that 99% of terrorists are muslims.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 8:38:47 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I can see November from my house!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is a man-caused disaster..........


5 posted on 07/14/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: Red Badger

Now that’s a great tagline!


6 posted on 07/14/2010 8:45:23 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: Ev Reeman
“If there is another 9/11 attack on us, these dumbshits are going to look like the fools they really are.”

Human history is marked by “clarifying events.” These are events that are so significant, so monumental, that they produce instant clarity. World War II was one such event.

Right and wrong, good and bad, friend and foe become instantly and unmistakably clear. No president needs to stand up and say, “you are either with us or against us” - it will be obvious to all involved. And no “spin” or “BS” will make it otherwise.

Another 9/11 attack will be a clarifying event. And things will get ugly, but they will also get resolved. Clarity let's people see what must be done and do it.

7 posted on 07/14/2010 8:47:13 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SeekAndFind
General Petraeus is in command of the war now and he should reaffirm his 2006 manual language. What's 0bama gonna do? Fire him? I think not.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 8:48:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (Obama is a man-caused disaster..........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama = Domestic Terrorist


9 posted on 07/14/2010 8:55:13 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Ev Reeman
If WHEN there is another 9/11 attack on us, these dumbshits are going to look like the fools they really are.

Fixed it.

10 posted on 07/14/2010 8:55:46 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (New 'green' idea: use illegals for target practice instead of wasting paper.)
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To: SeekAndFind

My friend in PETA who likes the name “sea kittens” for fish laughed when I suggested “nitro kittens” for terrorists. I thought he was too far gone in liberalism to still have a sense of humor. I am (really) emailing the White House to see if they’ll go with that name. It’s possible that I’ll get a laugh, and the Obama Regime may actually be stupid enough to listen.


11 posted on 07/14/2010 8:57:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another 9/11 attack? That’s an interesting question. Will Islamic terrorists attack the US again, or will they simply sit back and allow their man in the White House to destroy the United States FOR them. After all, an attack could work to discredit their biggest asset in the US—would-be King Hussein! For although the MSM and the rest of the left would work tirelessly to blame such an event on Bush, the American public would not buy it. At least not the ACTUAL American public.


12 posted on 07/14/2010 9:02:41 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

Nah, Another 9/11 will only speed up Obama’s drive to expand the Caliphate.

“We must accommodate the muslims so they don’t attack us again” will be the refrain.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: SeekAndFind

Easy one, just call them Democrat activists.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Ev Reeman

why should they attack yet, they are ruining us from their muslim in the white house. But I am sure they will anyway, once we are too weak to even proclaim Islam as the perverted crap of a fake god religion it is


15 posted on 07/14/2010 9:47:16 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Personal Responsibility

99% of Islamic terrorists make the other 1% look bad.


16 posted on 07/14/2010 10:31:00 AM PDT by tweakDU
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To: SeekAndFind

Silly me, I thought they were all Amish..

Wonder if the phrase “Allahu Akbar” rings a bell for these azzhats?


17 posted on 07/14/2010 10:33:58 AM PDT by IamConservative (I don't tweet, I toot...)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“Calling a thing by its right name is the beginning of wisdom”


18 posted on 07/14/2010 10:35:32 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: SMARTY

A rose by any other name....


19 posted on 07/14/2010 10:53:52 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Personal Responsibility

C’mooon. How come every time there is a story about Islam, there are a handful of comments attacking Barack as a Muslim? He’s not a Muslim, he’s not a Christian. He isn’t anything, just like I’m sure (very very very rough estimate)half of the Presidents weren’t.


20 posted on 07/14/2010 3:41:53 PM PDT by 198ml (Speechless)
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To: 198ml

I didn’t say Barack was a muslim. I said he will go out of his way to remove the words “islam” and “muslim” and “jihad” from any connection to any terrorist attack.


21 posted on 07/14/2010 4:52:55 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I can see November from my house!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am SO sick of this idiot Obama .. he won;t call a terrorist a terrorist .. but he will call them racists when they attack a country in Africa??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2552185/posts


22 posted on 07/14/2010 10:26:37 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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