February 07, 2013
Rand Paul Speech: Radical Islam "no small minority"
Wow, just .... wow. He's not saying that radical Islam is a majority around the world -- and he's right -- but he does say it's a majority in certain countries. Moreover, he correctly identifies that ideas considered "mainstream" in some Islamic circles are quite radical. Such as the notion that blasphemy or apostasy ought to be illegal.
Watch the whole thing. He's not just taking on PC notions of the struggle ahead, he's also taking on the notion that fighting radical Islam requires open warfare. Instead, he's advocating a "containment" strategy. The kind of strategy we used in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
I'm going to need to let this sink in before I respond.
H/T: Hot Air