President Obama's deputy national security advisor, John Brennan, is now on the record as saying how much he loves "Al Quds:"
I did spend time with classmates at the American University in Cairo in the 1970’s. And, time spent with classmates from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine from around the world who taught me that whatever our differences in nationality, or race, or religion, or language, there are certain aspirations that we all share. To get an education. To provide for our family. To practice our faith freely. To live in peace and security. And in a 25 year career in government, I was privileged to serve in positions across the Middle East… In Saudi Arabia, I saw how our Saudi partners fulfilled their duty as custodians of the two holy mosques at Mecca and Medina. I marveled at the majesty of the Hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims by making that pilgrimage. And, in all my travels the city I have come to love most is al-Quds, Jerusalem where three great faiths come together.By the way, classmates in Egypt in the 1970s did not ever live in "Palestine."
And how could he have seen how the Saudis did their duties as custodians of the mosques in Mecca and Median when the holy cities are closed to all except Muslims?
But the jaw-dropping moment is when this official from the current US administration refers to Jerusalem as "Al Quds."
This all came out on the heels of another Brennan interview where he described Hezbollah as a "very interesting organization:"
The Obama administration is looking for ways to build up "moderate elements" within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday.Moderate elements of Hezbollah? Are those the ones who want to spend two years destroying Israel instead of one?
John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, met with Lebanese leaders during a recent visit.
"Hezbollah is a very interesting organization," Brennan told a Washington conference, citing its evolution from "purely a terrorist organization" to a militia to an organization that now has members within the parliament and the cabinet.
"There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they're doing. And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements," Brennan said.
I can't wait for the administration to reach out to the "moderate wing" of Al Qaeda. Because that's pretty much the only Muslim terrorist organization that they haven't yet made overtures to.