Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Connecticut chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday that the Obama administration has refused to use the term “violent Islamist extremism,” arguing that the White House’s overly cautious word parsing constitutes a refusal to ”speak honestly.”As Rusty said:
Sen. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, also said this makes the global fight against Islamic terrorism “harder” for the United States.
Lieberman focused his criticism on a recent report issued by the administration, titled “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States,” saying that it “suffers from several significant weaknesses.”
“The administration still refuses to call our enemy in this war by its proper name — violent Islamist extremism. [More..]
UPDATE: ZIP reminded me of this: Flashback May 2008: Lieberman to YouTube: Remove al Qaeda videos. Over 3 years later and Google's YouTube still hasn't changed. Google's Schmidt is Obama's "tech czar" so take it for what it's worth.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Senator Lieberman: Obama Administration Refuses To Use "Violent Islamist Extremism"..
Via Daily Caller