The president’s confusion

The president’s confusion–59h.,b26

Obama   is confused. After 49 people were murdered last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando, in the  most deadly Islamist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, the president turned his wrath on domestic opponents. Many Republicans argue that Obama should identify the ideology that has motivated so many terrorists to kill Americans. That list would includ among others, Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers, Nidal Hasan, the Tsarnaev brothers, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, and now Omar Mateen, whom a former colleague  described as driven by hatred,especially of African Americans, Jews, women, and homosexuals.

Even Muslims who do not observe their precise method of worship are ripe for the slaughter. “Radical Islam” is as good a name for it as any. Even Hillary Clinton now says she agrees.

There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam,'” Obama snapped. “It’s a political talking point. It’s not a strategy.” Obama said that using the label would displease Muslim allies. That’s a strange concern given that they, too—from b Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to Egypt and Turkey—are targeted by Islamist terror, and all are able to distinguish between moderates and extremists. Moreover Obama  had no compunction about alienating America’s Muslim allies when he called them “free riders” in a magazine interview two months ago.

If there’s anyone out there who thinks we’re confused about who our enemies are,” said Obama, “that would come as a surprise to the thousands of terrorists who we’ve taken off the battlefield.”

The administration has certainly killed lots of terrorists in places from Yemen to Afghanistan. But the White House also struck a nuclear arms deal with a state sponsor of terror, Iran, that has killed lots of Americans. How did that happen?

The administration fudged the distinction between moderates and radicals. Sure, the White House had been negotiating while the regime was under the management of radicals. But it was the election of the so-called moderate president Hassan Rouhani that gave the administration political cover to take the negotiations public.

The Iranian regime has always been under the control of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani—i-e., not moderates, but radicals. But from Obama’s perspective, it didn’t matter.

“The purpose of the agreement is not to bet on the notion that Iran will moderate,” Obama  said  “the purpose of the agreement is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon throughout the duration of the agreement.”

” Yes, that’s right. The president of the United States made a deal that recognized the right of radicals to enrich uranium, a deal that frees up billions of dollars for the murderers of Americans, a deal that, once expired, nearly guarantees a nuclear weapon for a regime staffed by thousands of Omar Mateens. Americans think the president is confused because he is.

source–weehkly std, lee smith, times,nty mag.


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