Skip to comments.Obama at odds with Petraeus doctrine on 'Islam'
Posted on 07/11/2010 7:15:28 PM PDT by jazusamo
The White House's official policy of banning the word "Islam" in describing America's terrorist enemies is in direct conflict with the U.S. military's war-fighting doctrine now guiding commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
Mr. Brennan on May 26 told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that "describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by al Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism, that the United States is somehow at war against Islam. The reality, of course, is that we have never been and will never be at war with Islam. After all, Islam, like so many faiths, is part of America."
In a speech that also severed the Obama administration from President George W. Bush's "war on terror," Mr. Brennan also said: "The president's strategy is absolutely clear about the threat we face. Our enemy is not terrorism because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind...
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You're in for the duration, pussy.
Jerks? No sir, they are traitorous enemies inside the castle.
Yep, you’re right, they’re that first.
Why not? Couldn't Biden take over? /s!!!!
You know I have been skeptical of the Obama-Kenyan-Muslim theory for some time now. But Geez Zero makes it a point to prove me wrong.
Extreme or radical Islam are Western imaginations of their own creation. Muslims do not use the terms. The term they use is Jihad, which encompasses any and all activity aimed toward the establishment of Sharia law and culture on every bit of land on the planet, period. Muslims do not use the term “moderate” Islam...again that is a Western creation, and very dangerous.
Imagining a 1400 year old political system of subservience, slavery, and supremacist politics and culture as something else will prove fatal to Western civilization.
Islam has infiltrated the US at each and every level and we do not yet see the danger, having completely self-deluded ourselves.
Perhaps General Petraeus recognizes this. The State Dept., the DHS, the Pentagon, the military academies, do not.
Muslims must be laughing each time they circle that black rock.
The goals of the Wahabbist based Muslim Brotherhood, founders of CAIR and HAMAS are clear:
The Shiite theocracy of Persian Islam, Iran, expresses the goals of its Ayatollah and Grand Council through the third in line of ranking, Ahmahdinejad. He too is clear. The West should take them all literally instead of imagining them capable of Western thought and ideology....no such capability exists.
If the Obamistas tell you there are no Islamofascists, then you’d best believe there are a lot of them ~ some in the White House itself.
It’s really like a cancer, a cancer associated with gas gangrene. No matter what we do now to fix our body politic we are going to lose a lot of tissue and stuff.
Here's a piece of history they should look back on and wonder what happened ~ Spain ~ they got kicked out. Sicily ~ they got kicked out. Greece ~ they got kicked out. Serbia ~ they got kicked out. Bulgaria ~ they got kicked out. Kazan ~ they got kicked out.
For another reminder some of the places Islamicists got kicked out of they also got "exterminated from" ~ and that part's not over yet.
It's entirely possible they can come up with some variation on a theme that preserves some of their culture, but ultimately they get kicked out and exterminated from everywhere.
Westerners may be slow to rise to the occasion, but in the end they are very destructive and thorough ~ like in Kazan
brennan is an idiot. It is not al quds, but Jerusalem. Before King David conguered it 3000 years ago, it was Jebus and Salim...it was never al quds until the muslim pukes got a hold on it in the 800’s.
There is no such thing as radical or extreme Islam...Islam is Islam....a cult that follows a murderer and child molester....
There may be some moderate and peaceful Muslims, but Islam is no more a religion that communism..
Obama and this phony administration can bark up a tree....
I can see where this war is going to go...Yes, it has turned into Obama’s war...and yes, after listening to this...I’d say our chance of success is going out thewindow.
After all, Islam, like so many faiths, is part of America.”
Bullsh*t....AS of today, I am against this war....There is no way, no way we win a war when the commander and chief can’t tell who the enemy is.
We are at war with Islam....Is it thathard to understand....?
Will the military stand with the People and the Constitution....or with the Government?
If the Presidents strategy is absolutely clear, please let the rest of the American people know what it is.
Zer0 won’t call it like it is because he’s either one of them or sympathetic to them, when he was elected it was a sad day for the country.
Hopefully the former because all in all the vast majority love the country.
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