President Donald Trump let the world know up front that he will not shy away from naming the enemy of the United States and the free world.
He didn’t name Russia, China, or any other country.
He named a radical ideology that draws upon religious texts to wage war against Western values.
“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones, and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,” he declared in his inaugural speech.
He said people are tired of empty words by whiny politicians. “Now is the hour for action.”
Donald Trump has gone further than both in his use of language, suggesting that he sees the fight as a civilizational battle between America and a threat springing from the Islamic faith itself.