August 26, 2012

When Will GOP Understand Political Islam?

Andrew McCarthy, National Review

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Something happened to the GOP in the Bush years. For all the welcome understanding that Bill Clinton was wrong - that the jihad could not be indicted into submission - the Bush administration never learned a fundamental truth that Reagan knew only too well: You cannot defeat your enemies unless you understand them, and you cannot even begin to understand them if you are too craven to name them.

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TAGGED: Republican Party, United States, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Political Islam


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