A former U.S. Justice Department attorney says he's hopeful that a Republican presidential candidate will emerge who shows the moral clarity to confront evil and not appease radical Islamists.
The Obama administration has drawn criticism from Republican lawmakers over the president's decision to release five more Guantanamo detainees. Four of the five Yemeni terrorists headed for Oman, Yemen's neighbor, fueling speculation that they will soon be back in the terrorist business.
The administration is taking heat not only for the Gitmo transfers, but for its refusal to publicly call out radical Islam as the common thread in terrorist attacks.
"They don't have the moral clarity. They don't have an understanding of the sweep of how evil must be confronted," attorney J. Christian Adams, who now serves as legal editor for PJ Media, says of Democratic leaders who are eyeing 2016.
Instead, says Adams, they are simply "apologists" for a politically correct belief that that is endangering America.
Many potential GOP presidential candidates have what it takes to confront radical Islam, the attorney says, but names one Republican who probably doesn't.
"I don't think necessarily that Rand Paul fully understands this," Adams tells OneNewsNow. "I think Rand Paul is good on a lot of issues but understanding the international threat of evil is not exactly his strong suit."
RealClearPolitics currently ranks Senator Paul fourth among potential GOP presidential candidates in its average of polls, behind Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Paul Ryan.