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WHOOPS – AT 9:33 A.M. ET:  Did Hillary mention the unmentionable in her testimony earlier this week?  Apparently, she did.  Recall please how this administration does handstands to avoid using words like "jihadist" or "Islamist."   I mean, how yesterday, darlings.  Hillary has presumably decided to ignore the memo: 

After four years of pretending there is no jihad against the free world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blurted out the truth during her testimony on the Benghazi jihad massacre Wednesday: “We now face a spreading jihadist threat,” she said, adding: “We have to recognize this is a global movement.”

We do? Yet the Obama administration has for years steadfastly and repeatedly denied both that there was a jihadist threat at all and that it was a global movement. So far has the Obama administration been from acknowledging that there was a jihad threat that less than two months into Obama’s first term, on March 16, 2009, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano noted proudly that in her first testimony to Congress, “I did not use the word ‘terrorism,’ I referred to ‘man-caused’ disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.”

Even “terrorism,” absent a modifier, was a politically correct euphemism for jihad violence that demonstrated an unwillingness to examine the beliefs of the jihadists, for to have done so would have led straight into Islam. Those who described those dedicated to destroying the United States simply as “terrorists” generally did not want to admit that Islam had anything to do with that war...

COMMENT:  Ah, the truth has a way of coming out.  But will Kerry and Hagel follow that truth, or revert to the Obaman party line, and set us back again? 

At least we can thank Hillary for leaving on a note of reality, rather than the fakery we've been handed for the last four years.

January 25, 2013