Bobby Jindal: Obama Can’t Say ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said during the GOP undercard debate Thursday that, unlike President Obama, he would first fight ISIS by actually naming the enemy.

“We’ve got a president who cannot bring himself to say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’” Jindal said in response to a question asking for an example of how he would fight ISIS differently from Obama.

Jindal added that Obama “loves to criticize America, apologize for us, criticize medieval Christians.”

He continued:

How can we beat an enemy if our commander-in-chief doesn’t have the moral honesty and clarity to say that Islam has a problem, and that problem is radical Islam, to say they’ve got to condemn not generic acts of violence, but the individual murderers who are committing these acts of violence.

We’ve got a president who instead says, we’re going to change hearts and minds. Well, you know what? Sometimes you win a war by killing murderous, evil terrorists…

Jindal said that, if elected president, he would “take off the political handcuffs,” and ask the commanders for a plan that will win.

Obama, he said, instead, has told Congress he wants a three-year deadline and a “ban on ground troops.”

“You can’t send your troops into harm’s way unless you give them every opportunity to be successful,” Jindal added.


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