Bush told us that Islam is a religion of peace;suppose Roosevelt had told America on December 8,1941 the Japanese were not our enemies ?
At the time (to me, at least) that declaration made some sense. It’s easy to blame an entire culture for the actions of a few, but it’s not the right thing to do. Now, almost 11 years later, we’ve fought two major wars and had God knows how many other involvements with Muslims around the world.
Now we know for sure, and there is no excuse.
Bush was practicing some taqiya of his own. He didn’t want to take on 1.2 billion Muslims all at once, so he said the right things to reassure the majority while he went after ElQaeda and Saddam, his target of the moment. The Left actually believes they’re the religion of peace, because it reminds them of communism. As long as some ideology or other takes over the entire world, in the lefties’ books, there will be peace at last.