"How could this have happened?" asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to the apparently planned attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others.
The failure of the Obama administration to correctly perceive the problem with Islam and the weak responses to these murders and provocations, not to mention the violation of sovereign U.S. territory in Libya and Cairo where our embassy was attacked, fuels more of these attacks. Weakness brings war. Strength brings peace, or at least stability.
Every signal from the Obama administration encourages the terrorists. It treats Israel like an enemy and Islamists like friends.
The Quran says: "The infidels [all non-Muslims] should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them."
Do you get that, Secretary Clinton? If you don't, it's because you refuse to understand their goals, and that puts America in even deeper peril.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: September 14, 2012