While normal people in touch with reality are concerned that President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA has a history of bring pro-torture, the completely unhinged Pam Geller opposes his nomination because he apparently just loves Muslim terrorists. With no evidence at all, of course.
President Barack Obama said Monday that he would nominate former Nebraska Sen. Hagel, a Republican, to be secretary of defense, and his top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Astonishing. Obama is doing the full monty.
The president’s CIA pick has called jihad a “legitimate tenet of Islam,” arguing that the term “jihadists” should not be used to describe America’s enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of “political, economic and social forces,” but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in “religious terms.”
Brennan is right, the concept of jihad in Islam does not mean an action to kill infidels. A jihad is simply a holy struggle, which might sometimes be violent but could be something entirely benign as well. But all of this is just a question of language, not actions. For crying out loud, Brennan has for the past four years been the president’s top counter-terrorism adviser and has participated in building the drone strike program and killing dozens of Muslim terrorists around the world, decimating the Al Qaeda leadership. And at the CIA, he defended the torture of Muslim terrorism suspects. To claim that he’s pro-jihadist is beyond perverse. Only in the fetid mind of Pam Geller could such a claim fester.