May 4, 2007

Debate: Romney

Something I wanted to mention last night, but the physical chemistry lab report got in the way...Mitt Romney doesn't know shit about Islamic terrorism.
I don't want to buy into the Democratic pitch, that this is all about one person, Osama bin Laden. Because after we get him, there's going to be another and another. This is about Shi'a and Sunni. This is about Hezbollah and Hamas and al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the worldwide jihadist effort to try and cause the collapse of all moderate Islamic governments and replace them with a caliphate.
It's bothersome that someone running for president knows so little about the Islamic world. I'm no scholar of Middle Eastern studies, but even I know that Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda have wildly different ideologies and goals, not to mention the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is not jihadist at all. And no GOP candidate called him on his obvious factual error.

UPDATE:
Damn, you've got to be quick on these things. Spencer, Kevin Drum, Ygelsias and most likely countless others have done this already, and better.

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