The rank partisanship of American poilitics makes idiots out of us all. Case in point: hatred for Bush, though grounded in the man’s utter incompetence, blinds liberals to the very real danger posed by Islamicism.
Thank heavens, then, for people like Sam Harris, who shows that attacking Bush by minimising the threat of jihadist terrorism is stupid:
Given the mendacity and shocking incompetence of the Bush administration — especially its mishandling of the war in Iraq — liberals can find much to lament in the conservative approach to fighting the war on terror. Unfortunately, liberals hate the current administration with such fury that they regularly fail to acknowledge just how dangerous and depraved our enemies in the Muslim world are.