Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Dots Multiply

Hey, remember that outreach to the Islamic world that would end Islamist rage against America? And remember how the American embrace of "soft" Islamist Turkey would be our focal point to create a new America-friendly (now with fewer beheadings!) Islamic world?

Yeah. We already see how the jihadis have learned that America under President Obama is way different than under cowboy Bush. Bush fought them and put them on their heels. Obama "responsibly ends" the fight against them, giving the jihadis the opportunity to rebuild and advance again.

And now that focal point of outreach has no interest in us:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus in September.

I'm so confused. Is this the "smart" part of our diplomacy or the nuanced part? Because I thought that being the anti-Bush would solve all our problems in the Moslem world?

Ten years ago, I warned people that the Islamists hate us--not Bush:

We indeed have traveled a long way since 9-11. Too many people are back to 9-10. They hate us, people. All of us. Not just the current administration. Not just the Red State citizens. Owning a bongo and tie-dyed shirts won’t save you. Nor will spouting sympathy for their cause. We’re all targets and they’ll dance over our graves if we let them.

Stop debating to the point of paralysis over what dots should have been connected and what dots existed. The dots keep killing us in the most gruesome manner they can come up with. Just kill the freaking dots! We are at war and we must win.

The jihadis still hate us. Kill the dots. "Outreach" should be for the purpose of target acquisition and identification.