Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee refused to say if America was winning the war on terror and called it an “ideological war” led by Islamist “fanatics,” Monday on “Fox and Friends.”
“It’s an ideological war, and I think that we have to at least do what we are now starting to do under this president, President Trump, and that’s at least admit that the war is an ideological one. And that these are fanatics,” he said. “You have to call them what they are, which is Islamist. That doesn’t mean that all the people of Islam are part of it, but it means that the people who would fly airplanes into buildings were in fact radical religious people, who thought that their mission in life is to kill the innocent.”
Huckabee said the war on terror has dragged out longer than anyone expected, because for each terror group America disables, several more spring up to replace it.
“I think it’s been a lot harder and taken a lot longer. I don’t know that I can say that we are winning,” Huckabee added. “It’s like whack-a-mole. Whenever you knock one down there’s another one that comes back up, if not two or three.”
Huckabee was optimistic however about the American spirit, and said when given the opportunity they step up to “do big things.”
“The American people are incredibly resilient and when something big happens Americans do big things. And I’m just reminded that this is still a country where people help their neighbors, their friends, their families,” he said.
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