It’s business as usual for the Obama administration. The administration that infamously doesn’t want to let a crisis go to waste is pretending that there are no crises at all.
One case in point: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel surely has a great deal on his plate. Russia continues its aggression by proxy against Ukraine, and the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continues, as the terrorist army continues its advances on Kobane, on the Turkey-Syria border. Should Kobane fall, Turkey and therefore NATO may be drawn into the war on the ground to stop ISIS.
For his part, Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan’s death in Dallas today by pre-emptively shooting down any talk of securing the borders or restricting air travel from the Ebola-stricken countries in western Africa.
Kerry, speaking from the US State Department, noted the urgency of the situation but said “We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa, and we need borders to remain open.” Video of Kerry’s remarks is at the link above.