On the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, a new documentary accuses the Obama administration of not facing reality when it comes to terrorism.
â€œAmerica at Risk: The War With No Name,â€ presented by Citizens United and hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, asserts that current U.S. policy and government officials refuse to acknowledge that radical Islam drives terrorist attacks such as the Fort Hood Massacre, Christmas Day bomber and Times Square bomber.
Examples include two top Obama administration figures: White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan and Attorney General Eric Holder.
â€œOur enemy is not terrorism because terrorism is just a tactic,â€ said Brennan at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Aug. 6, 2009.
Brennan believes moderates in Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut that killed 241 service members, can help reform the organization; he refers to Jerusalem as al-Quds, the Islamist preferred terminology; and he imagines any American backlash against Muslims to be â€œscapegoating and fear mongering.â€
Holder, meanwhile, explains last yearâ€™s terrorist attacks this way: â€œThere are a variety of reasons why I think people have taken these actions.â€ When asked directly if radical Islam might have been one of these reasons, Holder said, â€œI donâ€™t want to say anything negative about a religion.â€
All references to â€œradical Islamism,â€ and the â€œwar on terrorâ€ have been sanitized from our national security documents, abandoned for vague terms like â€œextremismâ€ and â€œoverseas contingencies operationsâ€ to describe our current conflict.
After the premier of â€œAmerica at Risk,â€ Gingrich told a reporter, â€œIf you look at the continuous denial of reality, there has got to be a point where someone stands up and says that this is just factually insane.â€
The former House speaker is correct. How can we face an enemy whose character and driving ideology we refuse to identify?
Source: The Heritage Foundation, Foundry Blog
America At Risk: The War With No Name – Official Trailer