Thursday, August 10, 2006

"Islamic Fascists?" What is he talking about?

Islamic (is-'lä-mik - adjective) - of, or relating to the religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet

Fascism ('fa-"shi-z&m - noun) - a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

George W. Bush's remarks regarding the foiled terror plot in Britain:

The recent arrests that our fellow citizens are now learning about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation.

I want to thank the government of Tony Blair and officials in the United Kingdom for their good work in busting this plot. I thank the officials in Washington, D.C. and around our country who gather intelligence and who work to protect the American people. The cooperation on this venture was excellent. Cooperation between U.K. and U.S. authorities and officials was solid. And the cooperation amongst agencies within our government was excellent.

This country is safer than it was prior to 9/11. We've taken a lot of measures to protect the American people. But obviously, we're still not completely safe, because there are people that still plot and people who want to harm us for what we believe in. It is a mistake to believe there is no threat to the United States of America. And that is why we have given our officials the tools they need to protect our people.

Travelers are going to be inconvenienced as a result of the steps we've taken. I urge their patience and ask them to be vigilant. The inconvenience is — occurs because we will take the steps necessary to protect the American people.

Again, I appreciate the close cooperation between our government and the government of the United Kingdom. The American people need to know we live in a dangerous world, but our government will do everything we can to protect our people from those dangers.

Thank you.
Why doesn't somebody within earshot of the president ask him what on earth he means by "Islamic Fascists." The only image I can conjure up is the House of Saud. Somehow, I doubt that's what Bush means.

He clearly has no idea what either word means on its own. How long will he be allowed to get away with this stupid and dangerous empty rhetoric?


betmo said...

'islamofascists' is all the rage in the right blogosphere. i could give you half a dozen links i force myself to read a few times a week to prove it. you don't think he came up with that one himself do you? i had to laugh- hannity calls the dems fascists. as inigo montoya says to vizzini in 'princess bride,' "i do not think that means what you think it means." vizzini's reply-"inconceivable."