The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley by the radical Islamic caliphate Islamic State this week is a prime example of how President Obama just does not understand the world in which we live.
Back in January, President Obama spoke of Islamic State to the New Yorker:
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. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
That is the President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief equating a terrorist army to a basketball team… really? Is that the dialogue President Obama wants to use to describe Islamic State? No wonder why our enemies across the globe do not take President Obama seriously. His callousness in calling Islamic State “jayvee” is just another illustration of President Obama not understanding what it means to be the president of the United States.
President Obama is taking his queues from the liberal elite in this country and their comrades in the mainstream media. They all just do not want to admit that America and western culture is in a permanent state of war with radical Islam. Those on the left aspire for a “dialogue” and want to sing Kumbaya with those who want to do us great harm. Islamic State has been on the march, and now has territory in Syria, Iraq, and has made incursions into Lebanon. Why? Because they want to spread Sharia law – a rigid Islamic moral code which commingles religion and government.
As Islamic State sweeps into these areas, they kill those who do not submit to them. Whether it is men, women, or children, the very young or the very old, Islamic State does not discriminate in whom it kills and how it kills. And those who think that this is just a “Middle East” problem clearly have a September 10th mentality. A prime example is the fact that the savage who killed James Foley is most likely a British citizen and it is believed that a number of members of Islamic State hold western passports.
British Prime Minister David Cameron was so concerned about the murder of James Foley that he came back from his vacation while President Obama jetted back to Martha’s Vineyard (which, by the way, is a playground for this country’s liberal elites). The first statement by President Obama about this heinous murder was followed up by a round of golf with a former NBA star. Leaders lead, but President Obama is constantly shirking his duties as Commander-in-Chief, and our enemies are watching.
What President Obama and his “team” are experts in is the art of politics. By leaking an obviously highly classified mission, which failed in rescuing James Foley and other Americans, the administration was trying to demonstrate that they indeed had made a good-faith effort. However, the only thing they accomplished was tipping off our enemies as to what type of intelligence capabilities we have inside Syria. President Obama and his team need to become experts in the art of war and not worry about politics.
John Foley, the father of James Foley, said in a press conference that his son died as “a martyr for freedom.” America is at war with radical Islam. President Obama and those who believe we are not at war with them need to take their heads out of the sand. This has been, and will be, a war that very likely will not end in our lifetimes because its roots are not political, but religious. President Obama does not understand, or simply refuses to accept that simple fact, and for that we are all at risk.