Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Diana, Diana, Diana...

The otherwise impeccable Diana West lurches incomprehensibly off the rails recently:

"I Support Mitt Romney for President," so she emblazoned on January 10 on her blog.

You know, Mitt "Jihadism isn't Islam" Romney.

You know, Mitt "Islam is one of the world's great religions" Romney.

You know, Mitt "the great majority of people in Islam want peace for themselves and peace with their maker... [and they] want to raise families and have a bright future" Romney.

You know, Mitt "I believe people of the Islamic faith do not have to subscribe to the idea of radical, violent jihadism.” Romney.

That Mitt Romney. (Sources here and here.)

If that wasn't bad enough, she provided only a flimsy defense for her stand -- something about how others have unfairly criticized him for some economic issue that's apparently of greater exigent moment than the global threat of Islam; while in a drive-by parenthetical comment, she dismisses the only candidate even remotely approximating an anti-Islam stance, Santorum, by Bushbrushing him (as if Romney's Islamophiliac pronouncements aren't solidly Bushish themselves).

Some sources on Santorum who, with regard to the problem of Islam, is so far, to quote Jack Nicholson, "as good as it gets":

Tough, literate words about the Muslim Brotherhood and some other information

Some salutary comparisons with WW2 in a speech

"We are not fighting a war against terrorism -- we are fighting against radical Islam"

While it's unfortunate Santorum has to qualify Islam with the asymptotic term "radical", at least he doesn't completely sanitize Islam altogether behind a cordon of sweeping respectability, as does Diana's darling Mitt.

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