One of Chimpy’s faovorite strawmen is the argument that Muslims are incapable of democracy.
I said in my speech, there are — I said one of the things that the Western world has to do is change its way of thinking about the Muslim world, or the Arab world. And that is that — some will say, oh, these kind of people can’t manage, can’t govern themselves. I completely disagree.
It’s an argument he has criticized repeatedly over the years yet no one has discovered who the “some” are who are supposedly making this argument.
However, today The Corner’s own Andrew McCarthy steps up to the plate and asks:
[A]re Islam and anything we would recognize as democracy reconcilable?