Islamodupes and the Clinton-Bush-Obama Doctrine

One underlying common theme in the various versions of the three presidents' foreign policy doctrines is that Terrorism is un-Islamic. President Clinton.  Address to the Nation, August 20, 1998: Islam [is] the faith of hundreds of millions of good, peace-loving people all around the world, including the United States. No religion condones the murder of innocent men, women and children. But our actions were aimed at fanatics and killers who wrap murder in the cloak of righteousness; and in so doing, profane the great religion in whose name they claim to act.  President Bush. Address before the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. September 17, 2001: The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That's not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don't represent peace. They represent evil and war. When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and...(Read Full Post)