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Thanks to the war in Iraq, much of the world sees the British government as resolute and tough and the French one as appeasing and weak. But in another war, the one against terrorism and radical Islam, the reverse is true: France is the most stalwart nation in the West, even more so than America, while Britain is the most hapless.
What far-left, nutjob liberal wrote such a foolish thing? It was none other than Daniel Pipes, George W. Bush's nominee to the U.S. Institute of Peace. A quick reminder of what's been written about him:
"Unlike most of the complacent and clueless Middle East academic establishment, which specializes in the brotherhood of man and the perfidy of the United States, Pipes has for years been warning that the radical element within Islam posed a serious and growing threat to the United States." - Charles Krauthammer, 15AUG03
"It is a credit to President Bush that he has chosen Pipes to serve on the Institute of Peace board, a vantage point from which, it is to be hoped, he will be able to encourage scholarship in what is likely to be an increasingly important threat to international peace: the threat arising from the violent agendas of Islamist organizations and their state sponsors (notably Saudi Arabia and Iran). It is an appointment of the right man for the right job at the right time." - Frank Gaffney, 21APR03
"...one of our heroes..." - John Hinderaker, Power Line, 30DEC04