I told the students that the way to deal with terrorists is the way Golda Meir did after the attack on the Israeli Olympic athletes: hunt them down and kill them one at a time and be rough about it.
Every person in that room heard my say this. I don't know why the reporter chose to conflate my remarks about our need to get behind the forces in the Muslim world into my approach on how to deal with terrorists.
Feel free to check with the University of Toronto students who invited me to speak.
I'll let the Powerliners check it out and report back.
MSNBC Hardball's talking head Chris Matthews gave a speech in the Multicultural Northland (Toronto, to be precise) and had this to say:
"The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing," Matthews said.
"If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil -- they just have a different perspective."
Oh so if only we would try to understand the grievances of Osama and al-Zarqawi..
Why do people feel the need to pander and grovel to a specific audience? Does he think he shows 'courage' as an American who dares to disagree with the Bush agenda?
What Matthews glibly proclaims is the useless moral relativism preached in far too many places that masquerade as centers of serious learning and debate. We understand their perspective very well - it's an eighth century Islamic caliphate where non-Muslims grovel or are put to the sword.