In a talk at the University of Toronto yesterday, Chris Matthews said that the Islamofascists who routinely kill innocent civilians, behead Westerners, blow up weddings and send car bombs to schools and to Iraqi police stations are not evil. Apparently we just don’t understand them.
In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years.
“The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn’t a robust discussion of what we were doing,” Matthews said.
“If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we’ve given up. The person on the other side is not evil — they just have a different perspective.”