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Barack Obama’s admission that “we don’t have a strategy” for dealing with the death cult of ISIS as it sweeps across the Middle East, beheading and slaughtering all “infidels” in its wake, is like a punchline from a real-life tragicomedy.
It illustrates one of the fundamental problems with the election process in America. It’s not designed to elevate to power the brightest, the most informed, the person with the clearest worldview, the experienced, the wise, the knowledgeable, high achievers. Instead, it is a test of which candidate can most persuasively promise voters, legitimate or not, their lives will be easier under his administration.
That’s how Obama got to the White House – opposed by two very unpersuasive candidates in 2008 and 2012.
I suspect most of those who voted for Obama haven’t yet given a second thought to ISIS or other national security threats like it. Most are probably more concerned with matters such as free birth-control devices, welfare checks and the availability of abortions for any reason at any time. Who cares about an epidemic of mass-murdering, conscienceless zealots whose highest ideal is to die in battle for their demonic moon god?
This is another illustration of why I have referred to Obama himself as “America’s No. 1 national security threat.”
Of course he doesn’t have a strategy to deal with ISIS. To date, he has done everything in his power to assist ISIS – as he did, once again, when, astonishingly, he publicly admitted he doesn’t have a strategy. This is what Obama does – he shoots off his mouth without considering the consequences and who and what he represents.
Consider the following:
- Only a year ago he was lobbying Congress to assist ISIS in taking over Syria by bombing targets of the government the jihadi fanatics were trying to topple. In other words, he wanted to militarily intervene on the side of ISIS.
- More recently, after the beheading by ISIS of American photojournalist James Foley and before Obama went golfing, he announced the U.S. had attempted a rescue mission, ensuring future such missions would be countered by ISIS.
- Following the Osama bin Laden mission, Obama bin Lyin’ deemed it wise to release details of the successful mission, including who performed it, so it would be much more difficult to replicate in the future.
- Obama minimized the threat ISIS poses by characterizing the jihadi army with the following non sequitur: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”
I could go on, but you get the point. Now he tells the enemy that we don’t have a strategy to deal with them. They probably figured that out for themselves, as I did, but public confirmation actually advances the cause of ISIS, which is rallying popular support from Sunni Muslims all over the world, including the U.S.
It’s even worse when you read Obama’s statement in its entirety: “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse: We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”
Incoherence. Stupidity. Malfeasance. Who can put a muzzle on this guy and stop him from talking? Let him golf instead. He does less damage to the country when he’s driving and putting than when he’s ad-libbing about national security matters and military strategy to the whole world.
It gets worse: “We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them,” he said.
Oh, really? What a great idea. I can’t wait for the team that wanted to join forces with ISIS to topple the Syrian government a year ago to develop some “clear plans.”
Here’s more: “We’re gonna cobble together the kind of coalition that we need for a long-term strategy as soon as we are able to fit together the military, political and economic components of that strategy. There will be a military aspect to that.”
Why does he have to keep talking? Does he not realize how foolish he looks to our enemies – how impotent? Is he gonna cobble it together like he cobbled together the precipitous, politically motivated Iraq withdrawal timetable?
I’m embarrassed for America that this man is sitting in the White House. It’s humiliating.
Not only does he not have a strategy. He doesn’t have a clue.
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