Robert Spencer assesses ‘Bush’s new terror stance’

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch endorses Daniel Pipes’ verdict on Bush’s speech. But Spencer argues that the president should be more specific in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists and “announce that we are at war with their supremacist, expansionist ideology, which arises from Islam”. Still, the overall verdict is positive: “The force of events has brought the President far. Before he is done, he is likely to have gone farther still.”

Front Page Magazine, 14 October 2005