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Monday, December 7, 2015

New York Times Editorial, "President Obama’s Tough, Calming Talk on Terrorism": Tough as the Pillsbury Doughboy

In yet another delusional editorial entitled "President Obama’s Tough, Calming Talk on Terrorism," The New York Times begins:

"During his Oval Office address on Sunday night, President Obama sought to reassure Americans that his administration’s expanding campaign against the Islamic State will succeed in reducing threats of terrorism, and he warned against the wholesale vilification of Muslims."

An "expanding campaign"? Fifty special ops soldiers can make a difference on the ground in Syria? I don't think so. (Don't get me wrong: I oppose US boots on the ground in Syria, and I believe NATO was wise to decide against sending its forces to fight ISIS there.)

In addition, as reported by Jacqueline Klimas in a Sunday, May 31, 2015 Washington Times article entitled "U.S. bombers hold fire on Islamic State targets amid ground intel blackout":

"Nearly 75 percent of U.S. bombing runs targeting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria returned to base without firing any weapons in the first four months of 2015, holding their fire mainly because of a lack of ground intelligence and raising questions about President Obama’s key tactic in pushing back an enemy that continues to expand its territory in the war zone."

This information must have those bastards from ISIS shaking in their pants!

And if that's not enough, President Obama declared in his Oval Office speech vis-à-vis America's "strategy" to destroy the Islamic State:

"It is designed and supported by our military commanders and counterterrorism experts, together with 65 countries that have joined an American-led coalition."

Included in Obama's 65-nation coalition against the Islamic State are such big guns as Albania, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Panama, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, and Tunisia. The coalition also includes Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, whose wealthy citizens have been busy funding ISIS.

Yup, Obama's speech was tough and calming, and we can all sleep well at night knowing that the president, when he is not preoccupied on the golf course, is committed to the security of the free world.

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