This was long overdue. McMaster held to the Obama view that Islamic jihad terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, and that we mustn’t offend Muslims by noting the obvious fact that there are numerous Islamic texts and teachings that exhort Muslims to wage war against unbelievers.
You cannot defeat an enemy that you don’t understand, much less refuse to understand. We can only hope that this change will lead to a more realistic appraisal of the jihad threat.
“Trump replacing McMaster with Bolton,” Associated Press, March 22, 2018:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Trump tweets that McMaster has done “an outstanding job & will always remain my friend.” He says Bolton will take over April 9.
Trump has repeatedly clashed with McMaster, a respected three-star general, and talk that McMaster would soon leave the administration had picked up in recent weeks….