One American politician who has always understood the difference between the mass of American Muslims, on the one hand, and radical Islamists on the other is President George W. Bush. ... I would hope -- especially now that he is finished writing his book -- that he would speak out for Muslim enfranchisement in America, in particular in the wake of the "Ground Zero" mosque controversy. He should let American Muslims know that he accepts them as equal citizens under law, and that all Americans, but particularly members of his own party, should do the same. This is an important task, and I believe that George W. Bush is the best man for it.
He won't do it. But I sure wish he would.