Barack Obama must have thought ISIS was a DC comics superhero. He had to. It’s the only explanation.
We truly have an imbecile for a President. Oh sure, he’s great at siccing the IRS on conservatives and spying on innocent Americans but when it comes to foreign policy, he sucks. He was really good at apologizing for America but he is God awful when the 3 am phone rings.
Remember when ISIS was the jayvee?
In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been “decimated.” I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.
“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,” Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy.
During this time, the Obama administration has been dancing as fast as it can seeking to convince us not to believe our lying eyes. His messages are delivered by the uber-dunce Marie Harf. If there is a bigger idiot in the world than Marie Harf, I am not sure who it is. She has been on a crusade downplaying ISIS as an entity and a threat.
– The ISLAMIC state in Iraq and Syria “Does Not Operate In The Name Of Any Religion”…
[W]hen pressed by reporters for details on what the United States expects from the other governments in the Middle East, Harf refused to go into specifics on how the administration is working with other countries to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS.
“Clearly there’s more we can all do to fight ISIL,” she said.
Harf also emphasized the administration’s view that ISIS does not accurately represent the religion of Islam as a whole.
“ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion. The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better,” Harf said.
– The Foley beheading is not about the United States of America:
“I think ISIL wants to make this about the United States and our actions. And I think what the President was trying to say was that this is not about the United States and what we do. This is about countries in the region coming together to fight a shared threat, and this is not about us.”
– The Iraqis have to pull themselves together:
ISIL is a threat not just because they kill innocent civilians because of their religion, but because they’re a huge security threat to the stability of certain parts of Iraq. And that’s why throughout this conflict you have seen us continue to ramp up our support and continue to look very urgently at other things we could do to help fight this threat, because at the end of the day we can help the Iraqis, but the Iraqis also have to stand up, they have to pull themselves together, with our help, because this is a threat that certainly they but no one else in the region wants to see grow any more.”
– We can’t be at war with ISIS because the State Department doesn’t believe we’re at war with ISIS:
There’s no question that ISIS believes that it as at war with the US. It keeps saying so.
And the US has launched several dozen airstrikes against them, while we are also arming and advising the Kurds who are fighting them on the ground. We’re also advising the Iraqi security forces. ISIS just beheaded an American journalist and is threatening to murder another one.
ISIS can’t be much of a threat because immediately after the beheading of James Foley tore off to the golf course, looking miserable all the while. This is Obama’s “somber” “gravity” face:
Unexpectedly, the tsunami of the ISIS threat has flooded the White House. Chuck Hagel had an epiphany:
“They’re beyond just a terrorist group,” Hagel said. “They marry ideology, sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess, they are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything that we’ve seen. So we must prepare for everything. And the only way you do that is take a cold, steely, hard look at it and get ready.”
ISIS has gone from the jayvee team not about the United States to somehow possibly “pivoting” to attacks on the scale of the 9-11 attacks.
The execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS represents a terrorist attack against the United States, a White House official told reporters Friday, adding that the organization could “pivot” to attacks on the scale of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters. ”That represents a terrorist attack against our country, against an American citizen, and I think all of us have the Foley family in our thoughts and prayers.”
ISIS has made the varsity:
The group President Obama dismissed as ”jayvee” now “controls a volume of resources and territory unmatched in the history of extremist organizations,” makes $3 million per day selling oil on the black market, are battling for control of Iraq’s largest dam and the power supply for the city of Mosul, are spreading into Lebanon, are threatening to starve or slaughter “at least 40,000 members of the Yazidi sect,”, is organizing protests in the Netherlands and is stepping up its recruitment of Westerners.
Or maybe someone has finally gotten Obama’s attention to turn from how to straighten out the slice to doing the job he was elected to do.
Leading from behind sucks in the real world. We’re in another war. Obama bitterly clings to the belief we’re not at war because he is so heavily invested in himself being the superhero of ending wars. Al Qaeda was decimated, Al Qaeda is on the run, the world is less violent than it has ever been, the global war on terror is over, I got bad intel. Obama sycophants might be so stupid as to believe whatever Obama says but the rest of the world is not.
But hey, we’re not going to decimate ISIS:
You know how Obama is downsizing the military? So does ISIS. They’re betting on it.
The ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. Senate is warning that ISIS terrorists, those who this week beheaded an American journalist, are trying to develop the capability of blowing up an entire American city.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.