April 25 2013
What Are "Knockoff Jihadis," Mr. Vice President?
In an appropriately impassioned speech at the memorial for slain MIT policeman Sean Collier yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden referred to the bombers as “knockoff jihadis.”
I guess knockoff jihadis is what you call two supremely successful terrorists in a world in which Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda has been decimated and a smooth talking president has “restored” our standing in the world and brought about the peaceable kingdom.
Knockoff jihadis are what you have in a world in which a man shouts “Allahu Akbar” before whipping out a gun and killing 13 people and the government classifies it as “workplace violence.” I wonder how long it took Biden speechwriters to come up with “knockoff jihadis.”
Could our vice president really be this befuddled:
"I get asked, like my colleagues, almost every day since 9/11, 'Why? Why? Why?,'" Biden said.
"Whether it’s al-Qaida central out of the FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas] or two twisted, perverted, cowardly, knockoff jihadis here in Boston, why do they do what they do?”
Could it have something to do with Islamic terrorism, Mr. Biden?
Just a thought.