President Obama has been opposed to war from the moment he emerged on the national stage. He fought against combat in Afghanistan (the “good” war) and Iraq (the “bad” war). Obama is so war-averse that he completely removed all U.S. troops from a stable, self-governing Iraq (paving the way for the chaos and ISIS crisis) and intends to do the same in Afghanistan.
From the beginning of his tenure as president, Obama denied that we are in a “war on terror” and banned the use of that phrase. Indeed, accompanying his infamous apology tour, Obama declared, “I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
Clearly, Islam is at war with us. Did Obama forget about the Twin Towers? The Islamic jihadists engaged in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq? The recurrent attempts by Muslim extremists to commit attacks of terror in the United States?
Has the Obama administration not yet learned its lesson?
In a press conference just last week, Obama asserted, “They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.”
In other words, ISIS poses no threat to the United States.
Just two days ago, Deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf echoed the President’s assertion that the threat posed by ISIS “is not about the United States and what we do.” This was said after the beheading of a U.S. journalist.
While the White House is living in fantasyland, Americans will have to suffer the reality.