Is Obama really a bloviating moron, or is he secretly friendly with our enemies, you know, like the Muslim Brotherhood or ISIS or both?
By the way, folks, it’s ISIS, not ISIL.
I believe he’s both a bloviating moron and one of our enemies.
He’s a radicalized Muslim. Believe it.
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A president so weak he can’t develop a plan
“An imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else; … as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen; … beyond anything we’ve seen …” — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, on the gathering threat of terror group ISIS
“We don’t have a strategy yet.” — Barack Obama
Thirteen years after 9-11, four years after the intelligence community began tracking ISIS and just days after other administration officials sounded the loudest possible alarm, the president of the United States admitted Thursday being caught completely flat-footed.
Many Americans enjoying the last days of summer may not have noticed the absolutely deplorable admission by this dog-ate-my-homework president. But we guarantee you the enemy has noticed, along with our geopolitical rivals China and Russia. And history will likely take note as well.
The word “feckless” doesn’t even come close to describing how a deer-in-the-headlights face looks when displayed by a U.S. president.
ISIS is “an imminent threat to every interest we have” and “beyond anything we’ve seen,” and this president has no strategy?
Meanwhile, the president’s spokesman insists we’re not at war — with an enemy who is unambiguously proclaiming war on us, beheading one of our fellow citizens to prove it. And the spokesman even had trouble reluctantly acknowledging an appropriate goal would be the destruction of ISIS.
Of course, this administration is loath to admit there even is a war on terror — while Pope Francis, of all people, seems to be aware of it.
Mr. Obama seems terrified to utter the word “terror,” much less the term “war on terror.” His administration dropped that phrase years ago in favor of “overseas contingency operations.”
How’s that working out?
Words do matter. They are the offspring of one’s thinking.
Only last January, the president called ISIS a “JV team.” He could not have been more wrong. Intelligence information should have told him otherwise. Did it not? Or did he just wholly disregard it?
But even if you discard the importance of this man’s limp-noodle, delusional rhetoric, actions are more important.
His actions broadcast to the world that he has no stomach for a fight, even one against a ruthless enemy — the most ruthless in centuries.
As for his other actions: Mr. Obama continues to lay open the welcome mat at our unforgivably porous southern border — which terrorists could breach, and no doubt already have.
Mr. Obama’s bizarre detachment and dithering — and, yes, his lack of strategy on just about everything except growing power for Democrats — has inarguably made the world a more dangerous place.
And his undoubtedly purposeful keeping open of the southern border quite likely has made America less safe today.
Britain has raised its terror alert status to “severe,” and Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to take on Islamic terror at home and abroad.
“This is not some foreign conflict thousands of miles away that we can hope to ignore,” Cameron said.
That’s leadership. That’s toughness. That’s reality.
In contrast, America, the supposed leader of the free world, gets told there’s no war on terror and that, perhaps as a result of that folly, “we don’t have a strategy yet.”
We’d love bold leadership the likes of what Cameron is demonstrating in the U.K. But at this point, we’d even settle for the backbone of the Vatican!