Lost in the fuss about Herman Cain’s pitched battle with Rick Perry for Dumbest Pol in History is the very significant OTHER remark he made this week: that most Muslims are extremists. It is easy to take this the wrong way. From an extremist like Cain, that may be the highest compliment; an olive branch to Muslims (or maybe a fig leaf).
Soldiers of the Personal Security Detachment, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, mount an M2 .50-caliber machine gun before conducting night fire drills during training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., October 31, 2011. The 37th IBCT is deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 37th IBCT photo by Sgt. Kimberly Lamb.
From Mother Jones