A rose by any other name is still a rose. And Islamic terrorism, founded in a religion, is still Islamic terrorism no matter what else anyone calls it.
That's why it is mystifying that President Obama has taken another step away from reality. He hopes that by calling those who wish to kill us and what motivates them to do so by another name will somehow make it what it isn't.
In his latest attempt at pacification, the president is writing a new national security strategy document that reportedly contains new wording about our enemy. The current language states, "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century."
The proposed new language will reportedly stress that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism. Which statement do you think is closer to reality? You can guess my choice.
Cal Thomas is a national columnist based in Washington, D.C.