RUSH: John Brennan, you remember this? We had this last week or couple of weeks ago. This is a look back. He made an address to some Muslim students at New York University Law School hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Islamic center at NYU. Deputy national security advisor for Homeland Security and counterterrorism John Brennan spoke. He spoke in Arabic.
BRENNAN: (Speaking Arabic) Now, don’t tell the folks who don’t speak Arabic what I said, okay?
RUSH: Now, this guy is from the George Kennan School: appeasement. They’re just insecure. Well, he’s back now. Wednesday in Washington at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, a think tank. John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and counterterrorism spoke, and this is what he said.
BRENNAN: Our enemy is not ‘terrorism’ because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not ‘terror’ because terror is a state of mind. And as Americans we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as ‘jihadists’ or ‘Islamists’ because, ji’hahd, is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Is’lam, meaning ‘to purify one’s self or one’s community’ and there is nothing ‘holy’ or ‘legitimate’ or ‘Islamic’ about murdering innocent men, women and children. We have never been and will never be at war with Is’lam. After all, Is’lam, like so many faiths, is part of America.
RUSH: Okay. So we’re distracted here by the oil spill and this guy is out there going on a tour praising the enemy. (interruption) I don’t know. The question: Who are we at war with then? I really don’t know. I really don’t know. And they don’t, either, apparently.