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Cameron Identifies Problem, Fumbles Solution

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RUSH: Today in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking on the raising of the terror threat level to "severe" in Great Britain because of ISIS.

CAMERON:  The root cause of this threat to our security is quite clear.  It is a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all faiths and by all faith leaders.  This is about a battle between Islam on the one hand and extremists who want to abuse Islam on the other.  We need to tackle that ideology of Islamic extremism head on.  That means challenging the thinking of extremist ideologues, identifying the groups in this country that push an extremist agenda, and counter them by empowering the overwhelming majority who believe in British values of democracy, the rule of law, and respect for minorities.

RUSH:  Well, see, it's really fine 'til you get there to the solution, and then you get Conflict Resolution 101 and political correctness.  After correctly identifying these people as absolute extremist bloodthirsty, deadly brutes, he suggests the way to beat them is to empower the overwhelming majority who believe in the British values of democracy, the rule of law, and respect for minorities.  And he's talking about Muslims who are opposed to Islamic extremism.  And everybody's praising Cameron here in comparison to Obama.  And I have to admit anything would look better than Obama. 

But what's he really saying here?  Where is the evidence that the world's Muslims want to fight extremism? They are as intimidated by it as anybody is.  The Obama equivalent would be, "Well, yeah, you know what?  We see ISIL as a big threat, but we can't stop it, and we don't have a strategy.  So it's really gonna come down to the world's peaceful Muslims to deal with this 'cause we can't."  Except that they haven't. 

So in the UK they want to defeat terrorism and every horror associated with it, with good vibes.  The empowering of the majority with values and democracy and the rule of law and respect for minorities.  Excuse me, but what does that have to do with terrorism?  What in the world does that have to do with anything?  Respect for minorities when you're up against terrorists?  And you've just characterized them as a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism, and we're gonna root 'em out and make sure that they have respect for minorities and are overwhelmed by the British values of democracy.  That's the old liberal equivalent of we can win wars with doctors, nurses, and clean water.  Oh, and Doctors Without Borders, too, yeah.  You can't stop us once we have those.

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