Bolstering his battle cry by quoting the ancient military strategist, Sun Tzu, who taught that the “first rule in war is to know your enemy so you can defeat him,” Lieberman fans the flames of bloodshed so that more Gentile mothers can weep for their fallen sons.
Then continuing on his war path where Gentile boys die for Jewish causes, Lieberman chastises Obama for removing the identification of the enemy as specified in Bush’s 2006 Security Strategy: “Muslim terrorists who exploit Islam to serve a violent political vision.”
Obama, instead, as Lieberman points out, uses an alternative term, “violent extremists,” to specify America’s foes, leaving out “Muslim.” This does not suit Lieberman at all. It’s “too generic” for his tastes. (Obama is actually expanding the war on terror to domestic foes. Indeed, Homeland Security now targets “anti-Semitic extremists.”)
“We do not fight international Islamic terrorists in the same way we fight White Supremacists at home,” argues Lieberman.
Piling fault upon fault on Obama’s strategy, Lieberman censures the president for saying, “Our fight is against al Qaeda” — since this means for the senator that America is waging a war “against an organization” rather than “against an ideology” — namely, violent Islamist extremism.
“This war will not end when al Qaeda has been vanquished,” says Lieberman, “but only when the ideology of violent Islamist extremism that inspires al Qaeda is destroyed.”
Thus, according to General Lieberman, we are at war with an ideology rather than a terrorist organization, and this is what American Gentile boys must die for.