Quote of the Day: The advice Obama would give ISIS if he played for their team

Quote of the Day: The advice Obama would give ISIS if he played for their team

As President Obama unveils more and more of his strategy to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS, we learn more and more about his foreign policy deficits. We learn, for example, that in his estimation, the junior varsity terrorist organization, which recently beheaded its third journalist, British reporter David Haines, has done a lousy job of terrorizing the West.

In an account by Peter Baker in Saturday’s New York Times, Obama explains:

If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” … he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.

The notion that ISIS would have been more effective following the advice of a putative leader named Barack Hussein Obama is an interesting one. According to the results of a newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll, 62% of Americans support military action against ISIS. The clear implication is that the American people, who were so war-weary during Obama’s first term that many applauded his feckless announcement of a withdrawal date from Iraq, are now worried enough about the terrorist threat to support a return to the battlefield. (As a sobering aside from the same poll, an even larger percentage, 68%, say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence that Obama is the man for the job of subduing the ISIS threat.)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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