Barry Rubin: ‘Obama’s Head-in-the-Sand Speech about Terrorism’

Barry Rubin writes:

The word Islamism or political Islam or any other version of that word do not appear even once. Yet this is the foremost revolutionary movement of this era, the main threat in the world to U.S. interests and even to Western civilization.

If one wanted to come up with a slogan for the Obama Administration it would be that to win the war on terrorism one must lose the war on revolutionary Islamism because only by showing that America is the Islamists’ friend will it take away the incentive to join up with al-Qaida and attack the United States.

Please take the two sections in bold above very seriously if you want to understand U.S. Middle East policy.