The Obama administration is drawing fire for suggesting that defeating ISIS requires more of a jobs program for terrorists than a sophisticated approach to killing them. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Monday night on MSNBC that ‘we cannot win this war by killing them, we cannot kill our way out of this war.’ She said, the administration should ‘go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups’ – including ‘lack of opportunity for jobs.’ ‘We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance,’ Harf insisted. ‘We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.’
So, we’re getting a lot of terrorist recruits coming out of Saudi Arabia, does that mean Obama wants to build up the Saudi economy? Wasn’t Osama bin Laden a wealthy guy? How about some of his plot leaders and lieutenants, I thought they were highly educated and formerly employed professionals, including several that were medical doctors and engineers?
Look, I get it, fighting terrorism is a multifaceted approach and somewhere in there is trying to give people a reason to live and not to be martyrs. But, the reality is we are at war with radical Islam. We didn’t declare that war, they did. They have vowed to kill us and I don’t know about Libby and Chris, but if I had a choice between offering the guy who wants to kill me a job or a one way ticket to meet Allah, you know my pick.
We never heard anyone in WWII say we can’t kill our way out of this! On the contrary, we could and we did. Then we worked on the economy part, but we didn’t try to empower them while they were still our enemies! If radical Imams are exploiting those in poverty and turning them into angry haters of the West, then lets take out the Imams and if we can do something for the poor that’s dandy, but we’re not going to eliminate poverty, we can’t even do that in our own country, let alone in a culture that despises our freedom and values. So, as distasteful as it may be to some of our high minded liberals, taking the fight to the enemy and blowing the crap out of them is the most time tested and sure way to degrade our foes ability to wage war.
The embarrassing gaffe by Marie Harf aired just as the White House was attracting new criticism for trying to shovel BS over religious aspects of a mass-beheading of Coptic Christians by the ISIS terror army. Does anyone here think that the White House would have shown the same sensitivities if it had been Christians beheading Muslims?
Obama and his team are completely off the rails. Obama’s romanticized Islam to the point where he’s living out a delusion. He has tried over and over to cover up their radicalized motives for jihad and suppress the connection between a religion and 10th century values. At the same time he’s insulted and alienated Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East while giving comfort to our enemies like Hamas in Palestine. Obama has failed on all diplomatic fronts with his stupid, shallow, foreign policy. From Iran to Russia, he’s consistently blown it.
As demonstrated countless times over the Ukraine situation, North Korea and Iran, Obama has zero leadership ability. But, what is worse he no interest in anyone from America leading, despite some very compelling reasons to do so, like the current threat from ISIS.
Obama now has us 18 trillion in debt. He’s set back race relations in America by 30 years while undermining law enforcement and making their jobs much harder. He’s degraded and demoralized our military and this has placed them at greater risk! And the list keeps on going and going… costly Obamacare, crony capitalism, bad investments/bailouts – Solyndra, Cambridge cops incident, Trayvon Martin incident Ferguson MO. incident, Benghazi incident, ISSIS in Iraq, Al Sharpton connection, Bill Ayers connection, Rev. Wright connection, etc.
Given his past far left political associations, his strong bias against America, much of it coming from his own parents, his suspicious and often hidden rise to power, helped along by some very questionable radical lefties, is it any wonder this man has turned out to be an absolute menace? This is by all accounts someone who should never have been in American politics, much less the White House! Obama has been an unparalleled disaster and he has as promised, fundamentally transformed America. We much weaker, we more divided, we’re dangerously deep in debt and we have more enemies nipping at our heels than ever before. We’ve got some serious trouble folks and its going to get a lot worse before he is out of office.