The Terrorists' Guide to the 2008 Presidential Election
Last week, I was lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of WorldNetDaily.com Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein's soon to be released book, Schmoozing With Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans--to a Jew!
Klein has proven himself to be an indispensable source for unfiltered news on the Middle East and the war on Islamic terrorism. His revealing interviews with jihadist leaders and their minions, all the more astonishing for being granted to an Orthodox Jew, are legend. His book looks to be a useful and witty compilation of these interview results, at least for those willing to hear the truth about what motivates our enemies. Here's a hint: It's not our fault.
While I haven't yet read the entire book, one particular chapter caught my eye. Noting how closely America's foes follow U.S. domestic politics, Klein interviewed a number of Palestinian and other assorted terrorists about their views on the 2008 presidential election. And guess who the terrorists endorse, above all others, for president? That's right. Hillary Clinton.
The chapter in question is titled, "Terrorists Go Ga-Ga Over Hillary Clinton," and indeed they do. They base their support on the belief that Hillary will pick up where her husband, former President Bill Clinton, left off, in regards to the failed Oslo Accords, thereby assisting them in their goal of annihilating Israel. They also base it on the understandable assumption that Hillary will effect a premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, which, they note, would be seen as an American defeat. In the process, the jihadists make a very strong case (at least for those are aren't on their side) for not following their advice.
Taking it a step further, the jihadists also endorse fellow presidential hopeful Barack Obama and heap praise upon the Democratic Party, and the left in general, for its, shall we say, rather weak-kneed approach to fighting terrorism. For Republicans, they have nothing but contempt. A badge of honor, if there ever was one.
Of course, pointing this out will result in the usual indignant protestations from Democrats and other acolytes of the "anti-war movement" to the effect that, "how dare we question their patriotism!" But all discussion of patriotism aside (and methinks they doth protest too much), the simple fact of the matter is that the Democratic Party has been forcefully pushing a policy of appeasement since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and, lo and behold, America's enemies have taken notice. Indeed, one would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to have detected the daily exhortations to surrender emanating from our nation's capital, not to mention the streets and salons of cities such as my very own San Francisco.
The terrorists interviewed in Klein's book also prove useful in the presidential candidates they oppose. And at the top of their list is former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. While Giuliani's tough-guy defiance would seem to be their prime motivation, it is, in fact, a specific incident that inspired their ire. That is, in 1995, when Giuliani kicked out late Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat from a Lincoln Center concert marking the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, telling the incredulous press (to say nothing of the liberal Jewish establishment), "I would not invite Yasser Arafat to anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. I don’t forget."
Giuliani took a similarly heroic stand soon after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when he told Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal where he could put his $10 million "disaster relief" check, which was contingent, of course, upon accepting the claim that U.S. support for Israel led to the atrocities.
Indeed, Giuliani has demonstrated on a number of occasions that he understands an obvious truth, which, as I put it in an earlier post on the subject, is that the global war on terrorism and hatred towards Israel and Jews are inexorably linked.
When it comes to Giuliani's choices for foreign policy team, his campaign stands out from the pack. It includes many of the more perceptive minds of our time, particularly in regards to the Middle East. Norman Podhoretz, Martin Kramer, and Daniel Pipes (full disclosure: I work for Dr. Pipes' Middle East Forum), to name just a few.
Giuliani's unwillingness to go along with the international charade that a Palestinian state, in its present form, will be anything other than a terrorist state (adherents of which, I might add, include President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, et al.), also displays a presence of mind worth noting.
All of this has earned him the charming nickname, "Jew-liani," from the keepers of the "neocon conspiracy" school of, er, thought, who can always be relied upon to steer the rest of us in the opposite direction. In fact, the braying from the left, along with the antipathy expressed by the terrorists interviewed in Klein's book (among other objectionable sources), is making Giuliani look pretty good right about now.
And lest one forget where Hillary stands, the photo of the Clinton clan cozying up to Arafat, with Hillary and Chelsea's smiling and obligingly hijab-clad faces (what is it about Democratic women and head coverings?) in the foreground, serves as a useful reminder.
The terrorists have spoken. Maybe it's time we started listening.