George Bush is as notorious for his war on the English language as he is with the War in Iraq. Listening to him speak was akin to watching a drunk walk on the ice, as there was no malapropism he couldn’t invent. But even if his speaking skills fell somewhere between Dr. Seuss and a drunken child, and even if he largely isolated America with his reckless unilateralism, he somehow managed to make some very pro-Islam statements.
President Obama, who can’t cut a mild fart without the Republican Party objecting to it, is constantly criticized by Republicans for his refusal to say Islamist extremists. Indeed, it may seem quite frustrating given how many middle eastern countries practice sharia law and are misogynist relics of the past. But the fact remains that President Obama is not only the Chief of State, he’s also the Commanding Chief of the Armed forces. His primary role is to ensure that America and her troops are not put in harm’s way, which means he needs to be very careful with his rhetoric with regards to terror attacks so as not to incite our more moderate Muslim allies and attacks on our soldiers overseas. Obviously we should just be non-interventionist and get the hell out of the Middle East, but the reality of the situation is that our leaders have to be careful with their language while we are still there.
George Bush didn’t understand many things, but he did this much. The screaming orange carnival barker, Donald Trump, could actually learn a thing or two from George Bush. Yes, I just wrote that George Bush could serve as a model for something other than political cartoons.
Here are 5 Pro-Islam Quotes From George Bush For Critics Slamming Obama As A Muslim Apologist, via the White House archives:
- United States is a nation dedicated to religious tolerance and freedom, and President Bush has acted to ensure that the world’s Muslims know that America appreciates and celebrates the traditions of Islam.
- The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace.
- Here in the United States our Muslim citizens are making many contributions in business, science and law, medicine and education, and in other fields. Muslim members of our Armed Forces and of my administration are serving their fellow Americans with distinction, upholding our nation’s ideals of liberty and justice in a world at peace.
- America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may Eid also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community. By working together to advance mutual understanding, we point the way to a brighter future for all.
- Ours is a war not against a religion, not against the Muslim faith. But ours is a war against individuals who absolutely hate what America stands for, and hate the freedom of the Czech Republic. And therefore, we must work together to defend ourselves. And by remaining strong and united and tough, we’ll prevail.
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