Off the Record

Greta: I don't get the namby-pamby word games the Obama admin plays with terrorism

'Off the Record,' 1/14/15: Why is the Obama administration playing a word game? Why can't they say radical Islamists are committing terrorist acts?

 

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. This is a big problem. The Obama administration just won't face it. It is radical Islam.

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JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: We have not chosen to use that label because it doesn't seem to accurately describe what had happened.

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And it isn't just Josh Earnest. It is President Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder. He won't call it like it is - radical Islam.

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ERIC HOLDER, US ATTORNEY GENERAL: I would say that we are at war with terrorists who commit these heinous acts and who use Islam. They use a corrupted version of Islam to justify their actions.

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I can't believe I have to do this. But if the Obama administration needs evidence, proof, here it is. Fact number one: All the terrorists in Paris followed Islam. Fact number two: They all did the most unthinkable acts, massacre. And fact number three: They yelled the same thing, "Allah Akbar."

Who needs more proof than that? But just in case, fact number four, and the icing on the cake: Al Qaeda in Yemen now bragging they planned and paid for it.

Now, while this is all obvious to you and everyone else, I have no explanation why the Obama administration is afraid to say "radical Islam" or "Islamic extremism." It is bizarre. But it's also a big deal. You can't play word games or bury your head in the sand when you are facing a real and imminent threat. You must first identify your enemy, "radical Islam," and then you go get them.

For the life of me I don't get this namby-pamby word game the Obama administration is playing? Do you? And that's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.