Thursday, September 11, 2014
Obama's speech on isis
1. Glad he's pretending at least, to be engaged in this limited way. He did a 180 about face, after saying the war on terror is over, pretending al quida is vanquished, calling Isis Jv and manageable. He obviously did it because the polls show he is falling faster and faster and Americans do not feel safe. Does anyone believe Obama will stick with this 3 months from now when America turns its attention to something else? Who really believes this can be done without ground troops?
2. GW Bush prophesied in 2007 Isis would happen if we pulled out totally from Iraq and it happened exactly as predicted. We keep troops in Korea and Germansy for decades. Now Obama will cause the same result in Afghanistan.
3. Islam was based on violence! Obama lies about it.
Obama's "not Islamic" Islamic State Claim Ridiculed
President Obama's assertion Wednesday night that the Islamic State terrorist group "is not 'Islamic'" is drawing derision from a number of quarters. Author Sam Harris, an atheist who challenges all religions, went further, dismissing Obama's argument as a "scrim of pretense and delusion." "Which will come first, flying cars and vacations to Mars, or a simple acknowledgment that beliefs guide behavior and that certain religious ideas—jihad, martyrdom, blasphemy, apostasy—reliably lead to oppression and murder?" The Quran includes numerous passages encouraging violent jihad and inspiring hatred of non-believers, Harris notes. Robert Spencer offers specific examples here, and asks why the Islamic State has become such a magnet for wannabe jihadists if it was not seen as inherently Islamic. But instead of acknowledging those verses and debating their modern application, the president used a nationally televised speech to act as if they do not exist. Harris blames "a large industry of obfuscation designed to protect Muslims from having to grapple with these truths." It's a difficult sell, Pipes concludes, because of the clear theological statements and justifications Islamic State terrorists invoke for their brutality. "Anyone with eyes and ears realizes that the Islamic State, like the Taliban and al-Qaeda before it, is 100 percent Islamic. And most Westerners, as indicated by detailed polling in Europe, do have eyes and ears. Over time, they are increasingly relying on common sense to conclude that the group is indeed profoundly Islamic
4. He could not resist the added emphasis here that again, there would be no ground combat role. Never tell your enemies what you will not do, Mr. President.