Cal Thomas strongly disagrees with a statement made by President Bush in an article titled The Same God? on Townhall.com:
"I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God."While I fully agree with Mr. Thomas about the statement on a theological level, I believe that he totally missed the President's context.
That sly dog Bush wasn't speaking theologically. As our President, in adherence to the Constitution, he was duly separating church and state. Mr. Bush was speaking politically. His sneaky, Rovian purpose was of a three-fold nucyoolar strategery.
First, this statement inspired Christians like Cal Thomas to more fully compare and contrast the God of the Bible with Allah of the Koran and become even more certain of their faith.
Second, the statement, in comparing Muslims with the infidel dog Christians, inflamed the Islamists in the Middle East to recruit more heavily into their jihad. As one cleric was heard to say, "We will have many more faithful to be sent to Paradise with their virgins by the American soldiers' smart bombs."
Third, in equating the Jihadi Muslims with the hated Christians, many American and European Liberals would begin to see the real danger posed by the Islamofascists. Rosie O'Donnell was quoted as saying, "The terrorists are as bad as the Christians? I will volunteer for the front lines to fight in the mother of all battles. Besides, I have this fantasy about 72 virgins myself."
I find it difficult to believe that Karl Rove is no longer on the White House staff. I'd be willing to wager that he has been texting Bush regularly; MBFF, KR.
UPDATE: I have received thousands of E-mails from those unfamiliar with technical textual vernacular; Neanderthals from another millennium. To us moderns, MBFF, KR is shorthand for 'Merica's baddest fiendish foe, Karl Rovegoebbels.
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