As the world continues to mourn the tragic loss of life at the hands of ISIS terrorists, Obama offered the most pathetic speech of his pathetic presidency.
While conceding that the Paris terror attacks were a “terrible and sickening setback”—kind of like I felt when he was re-elected—in the fight against ISIS, the Appeaser-in-Chief dismissed critics who called for the U.S. to change or expand its military campaign against the Islamic terrorists.
“The strategy that we are putting forward is the strategy that is ultimately going to work. It’s [just] going to take some time.”
Translation? I have no strategy, but if I say I do I can run out the clock until my successor is elected.
In the face of repeated questions about how he underestimated the strength of the Islamic State, Obama was clearly irritated as he deflected responsibility for his inaction. In an effort to take the attention off of his ineptitude, he called his critics tough talkers lacking any real ideas. And he also brushed aside calls for sending U.S. ground troops into the region, saying that it “would be a mistake.”
“This is not an abstraction. When we send troops in, those troops get injured. They get killed.”
What a coincidence? When we DON”T send troops in, civilians get injured. Civilians get killed.
In response to calls by several of his political opponents—including some Republican presidential candidates—that America suspend plans to accept Syrian refugees, or at least restrict it to Christians escaping the Islamic State, Obama declared:
“That’s shameful. That’s not American. That’s not who we are.”
Do you want to know what’s really shameful? Ignoring the obvious threat these refugees pose to our national security.
For instance, it is now looking likely that the men who perpetrated the attacks on Paris entered the country as Syrian refugees. In fact, as more and more news reports are finally willing to admit, many of the refugees have been young, single men.
Not families! Not women! Not children!
While the U.S. should do what it can to help the Syrian refugees, we need to be able to exercise a little discernment, particularly in light of the revelations surrounding the Paris attack. It can’t be an open-ended invitation, and the government should give preference to Christian women and children over single men.
A government that fails to keep its borders secure, and will not practice discretion over the Syrian refugee situation in light of the attacks on Paris is a government that should not stand. Of course, perhaps that what Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America” looks like.
David Leach is the owner and publisher of The Strident Conservative, where you will find news and opinion that’s politically-incorrect and always “right.” He is also a frequent contributor at RedState.com.
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