Friday, May 22, 2009

Rigid Ideobamology

With the news that four men, who attempted to procure high explosives in order to destroy two temples in New York City, were fairly recent converts to radical Islam through their brief exposure to radical Islamist prisoners in US jails, The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto poses a simple test of the Obama administration:

In his speech yesterday, Obama declared that "the American people are not absolutist, and they don't elect us to impose a rigid ideology." Importing hard-core Islamic supremacists [Guantanamo prisoners] into U.S. prisons is an insane policy. If Obama's proposing it is not an example of an official being driven by rigid ideology, then the phrase has no meaning.