President Obama admitted today that his administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the militant Islamic group ISIS that has seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria.
When the president was asked if he would seek Congressional approval for U.S. attacks on ISIS targets in Syria, he responded, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”
It’s been obvious for a while that Obama doesn’t have a strategy. He doesn’t have a clue either.
Following his remarks, Obama convened a meeting with the National Security Council in the Situation Room, with Vice President Joe Biden, Kerry, and several senior military advisors.
Since video emerged Aug. 19 showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley, Obama has fought back against fresh criticism of his foreign policy, promising to be “relentless” in his fight against the emerging threat posed by ISIS.
Obama, Biden and Kerry – now there’s the foreign policy dream team from hell. How did someone so clueless get to be our commander in chief? I think I know.
Contrary to the fevered paranoid fantasies of the far, far right, Obama is not some Manchurian Muslim candidate who was groomed by powerful and shadowy forces to turn America into an Islamic nation. The answer is much simpler.
First of all, Obama is incredibly arrogant. The “H” in “BHO” stands for “hubris”. If Obama was merely ignorant that wouldn’t be as bad. Especially when it comes to Muslims, Obama thinks he knows more than everyone else because of his childhood and college experiences in Indonesia and Pockistan.
Although stating the truth about Obama’s Muslim roots was deemed racist during the 2008 primary and general election, Obama later admitted he attended a mosque his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, and had gone to a Muslim school for two years. Later, while in college, Obama traveled to Pockistan with his roommate, a member of a wealthy family from Karachi.
This information didn’t come from Infowars or WND, it comes from ABC News:
At a fundraiser in San Francisco, Ca., Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., claimed he had more world experience than his rivals, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and introduced a new bit of biographical information.
“Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain,” Obama said, according to the Huffington Post.
“It’s ironic because this is supposedly the place where experience is most needed to be Commander-in-Chief. Experience in Washington is not knowledge of the world. This I know. When Senator Clinton brags ‘I’ve met leaders from eighty countries’ — I know what those trips are like! I’ve been on them. You go from the airport to the embassy. There’s a group of children who do native dance. You meet with the CIA station chief and the embassy and they give you a briefing. You go take a tour of a plant that [with] the assistance of USAID has started something. And then — you go.”
“You do that in eighty countries,” Obama said, “You don’t know those eighty countries. So when I speak about having lived in Indonesia for four years, having family that is impoverished in small villages in Africa –knowing the leaders is not important — what I know is the people…I traveled to Pakistan when I was in college — I knew what Sunni and Shia was [sic] before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”
This last part — a college trip to Pakistan — was news to many of us who have been following the race closely. And it was odd that we hadn’t hear about it before, given all the talk of Pakistan during this campaign.
So I asked the Obama campaign for more information.
Apparently, according to the Obama campaign, In 1981 — the year Obama transferred from Occidental College to Columbia University — Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia. After that visit, Obama traveled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there. The Obama campaign says Obama was in Pakistan for about three weeks, staying with his friend’s family in Karachi and also visiting Hyderabad in Southern India.
Why is this important?
Obama’s childhood and college experience with Islam qualifies him to understand the Arab world the way someone who attended Sunday school when they were 6 and 7 and then spent a couple weeks in church camp as a teenager is qualified to understand the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Now add to this the years that Obama spent in the pews at Trinity United Church listening to the anti-Semitic views of Jeremiah Wright and hanging around with people like Rashid Khalidi and the anti-Israel/pro-Palestine Left of Chicago.
Total it all up and you have an arrogant prick who doesn’t have a clue standing up in front of the country while wearing an ugly suit and admitting he doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with an existential threat to Western civilization.
He doesn’t have a strategy or a clue for dealing with Russia either. So what is he doing about it?
The President will hit three fund-raisers over the holiday weekend and squeeze in some playtime at the wedding of the Obama family’s personal chef, Sam Kass, and his bride, MSNBC host Alex Wagner.