Image of the Day: Obama’s new terror plan

Image of the Day: Obama’s new terror plan
Nobody home.

It’s all part of the lead-from-behind strategy invented by Barack Obama and which, if there is justice anywhere, will be the cornerstone of his legacy of eight years in the Oval Office, most of it spent cowering under the big wooden desk.

New York’s Daily News, hardly a bastion of conservative thought has a front-page article on the latest in Obama’s bag of tricks to degrade and destroy ISIS.

This is what the editors chose for the cover:

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At least it’s something all Americans know how to do!

The article justifies the sarcastic headline by reporting that the State Department has “issued a global travel alert to U.S. citizens warning of the increased likelihood of terror attacks by legions of terrorists — including the murderous Islamic State.”

Great news coming right before the busiest travel day of the year.

A warning on the State Department website is as vague as it is upsetting, beginning with this blanket statement:

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests. This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.

And to think this is coming from the administration of a man so out of touch with the facts on the ground, so in over his head, that he once had the temerity to refer to ISIS as the “JV team.” And now, we discover on top of that, that he may have been cooking the books all along on how serious a threat radical Islamists posed to the U.S. because it didn’t fit his political agenda.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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