ThinkTanked finds one of the strangest op-ed pieces I have ever read:
The Washington Times published an unusual piece in their Commentary section–a declaration of principles-type of piece called “Restoring ‘Peace Through Strength'” by Edwin Meese and a group of other think tankers (Elaine Donnelly, Frank Gaffney, Brian Kennedy, Herbert London, Cliff May and Herman Pirchner).[…..] [T]he text outlines ten points where the U.S. can improve “Peace through strength” which includes everything from nuclear deterrence to the concern over the spread of worldwide Shariah law to border security.
I realize that the Moonies publish a lot of weird stuff, but this is quite possibly the weirdest grab bag of unrelated policy proposals I have ever seen and I don’t know why it required seven wingnut welfare recipients to write it.
Update. The whole piece is so strange it’s hard to know what to quote but I’ll go with this:
4. A nation free of Shariah, the brutally repressive and anti-constitutional, totalitarian program that governs in Saudi Arabia, Iran and other Islamic states and that terrorists are fighting to impose worldwide.
Isn’t talking about the US ending up under Shariah law a little 2005?