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The Nameless Enemy

At least for Democrats:

We scanned the transcripts of Saturday's debates hosted by ABC News and tallied up the references to Islamic terrorism. The rhetorical divide between Democrats and Republicans on that score alone ignoring the yawning gaps in policy is stunning.

None of the four Democrat presidential candidates despite running for an office that demands they lead the ongoing global war against Islamic extremists could bring himself or herself to define the enemy we face as Islamic.

Their combined references to "Islam" or "Islamic" totaled zero even though moderator Charles Gibson prompted them with a question about "Islamic radicals" threatening the U.S. with nuclear terrorism.

But Democrats refused to go there. Out of respect for their constituency, there was a complete blackout regarding Islamic jihad.

If this continues into the general election, I don't think it's going to help them.

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 08, 2008 01:20 PM
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