Just in time for the President's reelection campaign to pick up steam, the Obama administration last week declared an end to the War on Terror. A few drone strikes, and voilà – mission accomplished! Yet, in an awkward coincidence, in the same week as that announcement came the release of an online video course exposing the alarming degree to which we are losing the broader war against the enemy we officially refuse to identify.
Of course, it was never a war on "terror" anyway; as many have pointed out, terror is a tactic, not an enemy. We weren't waging a War on Blitzkrieg in World War II. And terrorism was never the only threat posed by our Islamic enemy, which Obama limits to "al Qaeda and its affiliates." In fact, our focus on violent jihad has left us vulnerable to the subversive Muslim Brotherhood's more insidious "civilization jihad," which continues apace.
Obama himself has been supportive of the Brotherhood's rise to political power internationally and has opened the door for them at home. He has literally welcomed them into the White House (at least his predecessors made them work for such access by infiltrating), pretending that we are now partners in the political process instead of enemies. But while the Obama administration trumpets this and the waning influence of al Qaeda as the end of the ill-named War on Terror, Frank Gaffney declares that we are no closer to victory than we were on 9/11.