Republican consultant Charles Black on why it makes sense to say we’re in a war against Islamic fascism:
It helps dramatize what we’re up against. They are not just some ragtag terrorists. They are people with a plan to take over the world and eliminate everybody except them.
This is the scary and idiotic rhetoric we’re going to increasingly see for the rest of the year. We have the best military in the world and an astonishingly large defense budget, and we can’t even take over Iraq. The “more war” crowd expects us to believe that terrorists have the means to take over the world?
The proper response to the assertions we’re seeing is ridicule, not argument.