Hillary Clinton disqualifies herself as commander-in-chief

As if we need even more evidence, yesterday Hillary again proved herself incompetent when it comes to dealing with issues of national security, radical Islam, and even Islam in general.  In a campaign speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Clinton went to near comical lengths to avoid mentioning "Islam" with "terror" or "terrorism."

"Let’s be clear," Clinton said: "Islam is not our adversary.  Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people, and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism."  Saying Muslims have nothing to do with terrorism is like saying the Clintons have nothing to do with corrupt political fundraising.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, she even mocked Republicans over the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."  To avoid the use of "Islam," Clinton repeatedly used the phrase "radical jihadism."  Take note of the fact that she assumes that many of us are too stupid to link "jihadism" with Islam.  What she's really doing, evidently being blind to how foolish it makes her appear, is saying, "Look at me!  I refuse to say 'Islam' when I talk about terrorism!  See how tolerant I am!"  And, of course, "Vote for me!"

A summary of the rest of her remarks:

Blaming ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ for vicious attacks of the sort that killed 129 people last Friday in Paris, she said, ‘isn’t just a distraction.’ Affiliating them with a religion ‘gives these criminals, these murderers, more standing than they deserve.’

In the end, Clinton insisted, the Obama administration enjoyed some success by decoupling its strategy to defeat al-Qaeda from its religious underpinnings.

‘Our priority should be how to fight the enemy,’ she said. ‘In the end it didn’t matter what kind of terrorist we called [Osama] bin Laden. It mattered that we killed bin Laden.’

She also backed the president’s call for an America open to Syrian refugees, saying that the United States can’t ‘turn our backs on those in need.’

Clinton particularly warned against ‘discriminating against Muslims,’ saying that ‘many of these refugees are fleeing the same terrorists who threaten us.’

I wonder if she would say the same of Christians and Christianity.  Of course, one doesn't need to wonder long.  Earlier this year, to support her "radical" views on the "right" men and women have to kill children in the womb, she did not hesitate to compare pro-life Republicans to terrorist groups. 

Recently, Ravi Zacharias nicely summed up the propaganda offered up by Clinton and her liberal ilk when it comes to Islam and terror:

The masquerade is on and it is deadly. We watch hundreds die. We hear speeches full of distortions; we tolerate deceit and even reward it. Some in power and in the public eye whitewash the reality while the blood of the murdered cries out from the ground. Our children and grandchildren will inherit the whirlwind because our media pundits and misguided speech-makers have sown to the wind by trading in lives for their power.

As I summarized earlier this year, there is not a greater threat to life, liberty, and happiness in the world today than liberalism and Islam.  Clinton again reminds us why.

Trevor Grant Thomas: At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World.

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