Dems Outraged at Romney's Fear-Mongering "Jihad" Ad
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney released a hard-hitting campaign ad titled “Jihad” this week and Democrats are fuming:
How dare he use “caliphate” and “jihad” in the same 30 second spot!
How dare he!
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being issued by the Democratic National Committee:
As part of his multimillion-dollar marketing campaign, smooth talking Mitt Romney today rolled out a new ad, entitled “Jihad,” that aims to distract from his complete lack of foreign policy credentials and litany of blunders on international affairs. Unfortunately for Romney, all the ad does is expose his superficial knowledge of the threat facing our country and highlight the fact that a Romney presidency would offer four more years of President Bush’s failed foreign policy.
In the ad, Romney completely ignores the number one foreign policy issue in this campaign: the war in Iraq. Worse, Romney reiterates his misleading rhetoric about “violent, radical Islamic fundamentalism,” declaring that “their goal is to unite the world under a single Jihadist caliphate” and “collapse freedom-loving nations like us.” But, as critics have pointed out, Romney’s ill-informed and dangerously oversimplified outline of the threat is “misleading” and completely ignores the reality on the ground in Iraq and in the Muslim world, including the facts that Shias and Sunnis are “fighting a civil war in Iraq” and many of the groups Romney typically cites “have not targeted the United States.”
How long are democrats going to get away with that nonsense about a civil war in Iraq?
And, to refresh a few memories…
Here are a few quotes by Al-Qaeda members from CI Centre that democrats are hoping you forget.
Osama Bin Laden:
“Jihad against America will continue, economically and militarily. By the grace of Allah, America is in retreat and its economy is developing cracks ever-increasingly.
Abu Mus’ab Al-Zarqawi Associate:
Al-Zarqawi came to this arena [Iraq] only to expel the Americans from the Muslims’ country and to establish an Islamic government. This is part of the goal, because if this is not done, how will we be able to bring about coups d’etat in neighboring countries? How can we rescue Jerusalem when we have no base from which to set out? Rescuing Jerusalem and the neighboring countries will come only after the rise of an Islamic state from which the youth will set out to liberate the neighboring areas.”
Azzam the American in a videotape aired by ABC:
“September 11 was but the opening salvo of the global war on America.”
Al-Jihad, an al Qaeda Web magazine in Saudi Arabia:
“One of the greatest virtues in Islam is jihad for the sake of God. Ramadan is the month of jihad and battles, and most Muslim battles took place during the blessed month. This is your season, o people of jihad. Jihad during the fasting month of Ramadan has a great taste — for what better way to break your fast than to kill infidels and relish the sound of the weeping of the despicable tyrants and infidels.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Sept 02:
“We will also aim to continue, by the permission of Allah, the destruction of the American economy.”
Osama Bin Laden:
“Today There is a Conflict between World Heresy Under the Leadership of America on the One Hand and the Islamic Nation with the Mujahideen in its Vanguard on the Other’
The sad thing is–
Not only are democrats unwilling to finish the fight in Iraq, they still don’t understand what America is up against, either.