COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 20, 2015 — The spectacular failure of the Obama administration’s policy toward Islamic terrorism and ISIS is made plain by the tragic events in France. They are underlined by President Obama’s reaction to events there. Likewise, Hillary Clinton, who as secretary of state helped implement Obama’s policy, showed an equally clueless view of the problem.
Islamic terrorists in Paris inflicted four times as many casualties last week as they did in the Charlie Hebdo attacks only ten months ago. The earlier attack was in retaliation for cartoons about the prophet Muhammad that the magazine had published. The attacks were pure terrorism, designed to inflict the maximum number of civilian casualties and intimidate into silence critics of Islam.
The president, who doesn’t seem to understand the words “Islamic terror,” called the attacks “a setback,” not terrorism. Clinton—the woman seeking to become her party’s nominee for president—went farther:
The jaw-dropping statement in this video leaves one wondering what these people are thinking.
David Kupelian, writing for WND, asks whether Obama is delusional or something worse. He reviews recent interviews on O’Reilly and Hannity and a column by George Will, and adds his own assessment. In each case, the writer seeks logically and rationally to answer the question: Why is something so patently obvious to the average person so impossible for Obama-Clinton and their fellow progressives to understand?
The answers range from the relatively benign “denial” and “delusional” to “pathological” and “dangerous.”
The truth about a person’s psychology is often hard to discern. One of the most telling clues about Obama’s thinking comes from former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson. On Wednesday, she claimed on Newsmax TV’s “Steve Malzberg Show” to have sources who say Obama simply does not listen to people with whom he disagrees. He selectively reads intelligence reports.
She added that Obama “has his own ideas and there are those who have known him a long time who say this dates back to law school. He does not necessarily … listen to the people with whom he disagrees. He seems to dig in.”
There you have it. Obama—just like the rest of us—has his own set of deeply held beliefs. Perhaps more than most of us, he is unwilling or unable, to admit his beliefs may be wrong. What are those beliefs? Anyone who’s read Jerome Corsi’s 2008 book, “The Obama Nation,” will know but Kupelian sums it up nicely:
So, let’s take stock: abandonment by his father, early Muslim training, toxic teen influences, hardcore Marxist indoctrination and Alinsky training, drug abuse (“Choom Gang”), association with criminals (Tony Rezko) and terrorists (William Ayers), racist religious affiliation (Jeremiah Wright), extreme political ambition and probable mental illness/disorder. Quite a cocktail that forms the current U.S. president’s worldview and sensibilities.
Is it any wonder, then, that under Obama and Clinton:
- Islamic terror attacks within the United States (Maj. Nidal Hassan, the Boston Marathon bombing, Chattanooga shootings and Oklahoma City beheading to name a few) were called “workplace violence”;
- Libya and Egypt were destabilized after the “Arab Spring,” allowing Muslim Brotherhood governments to come to power;
- Iranian student protests were ignored by the U.S. government;
- U.S. forces were precipitously withdrawn from Iraq, allowing for the spread of ISIS;
- The very term “Global War on Terror” has been banished from the military lexicon.
We should expect more of the same during the last year of Obama’s presidency. Any gains that were made against Islamic terrorism since 9/11 have been erased. The world is now a much more dangerous place and our leaders continue to tell us that everything is OK.
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” – Ancient Greek proverb.