By Ray Starmann
It’s 2016 America, where a feckless, gun grabbing, community organizer serves as Commander in Chief and half the nation is too politically correct to mutter the words, Radical Islamic Terrorism.
Carpet bombing is out, soft spoken excuses are in.
As ISIS rejoices over another mass slaughter perpetrated against the US by a crazed Jihadi hell bent on hitting a grand slam for Allah, the Democrats blame the problem on the Second Amendment.
Yesterday, the nation awaited a response from the President. It got one. Instead of providing a coherent strategy to destroy ISIS or reassure Americans that he’s on the job, the President used the time to apologize for Islam, rant against Trump and present an infomercial on the benefits of diversity.
Here are some highlights from the speech. The President’s comments are in italics:
At the outset, I want to reiterate our objective in this fight. Our mission is to destroy ISIL.
It is? I don’t think the White House has any objective at all. Why ISIL, Mr. President? Do you feel more academic by referring to those murdering bastards as ISIL instead of ISIS?
Our aircraft continue to launch from the USS Harry Truman, now in the Mediterranean. Our B-52 bombers are hitting ISIL with precision strikes.
Yes, we’re using one of the great terror weapons in the world, the B-52 to fire cruise missiles instead of saturating an area with carpet bombing. It’s like firing one round at a time with a machine gun.
Targets are being identified and hit even more quickly — so far, 13,000 airstrikes. This campaign at this stage is firing on all cylinders.
Firing on all cylinders? Pardon me while I choke on laughter. We’re firing on half a cylinder at best. The President’s 13,000 airstrikes in nearly two years of Operation Inherent Resolve make it an average of roughly 18 sorties a day against ISIS, which nearly three quarters are waved off because some liberal think tank pansy in the White House is concerned about collateral or environmental damage. Compare this to the 3,000 sorties a day in Desert Storm during the first week, which dropped down to 1500 a day during the rest of the war.
Obama’s War on ISIS should be renamed Operation Kumbaya. As the President lauded his Phony War with ISIS, standing next to him was the Pentagon’s very own General Joe Dunford, who looked like a dime store mannequin in a Twilight Zone episode.
ISIL’s ranks are shrinking as well. Their morale is sinking.
Shrinking? They have more recruits than ever. Sinking morale?
Then the President got to the heart of the matter. Forget about fighting a war. What really matters is the destruction of the Second Amendment.
We have to make it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on weapons of war that let them kill dozens of innocents. Actually be tough on terrorism, and stop making it easy as possible for terrorists to buy assault weapons. Reinstate the assault weapons ban.
The President moved on to his favorite subject – avoiding the words Radical Islamic Terrorism.
For a while now, the main contribution of some of my friends on the other side of the aisle have made in the fight against ISIL is to criticize this administration and me for not using the phrase “radical Islam.” That’s the key, they tell us — we can’t beat ISIL unless we call them “radical Islamists.” What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to trying to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above. Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.
Imagine FDR during World War II refusing to say Nazis or Nazi Germany. You have to identify a problem to solve it. It’s more than obvious the President is just a little too sympathetic of Islam. This is a man who said, “One of the most beautiful sounds in the world is the Muslim call to prayer.” Obviously, the Muslim call to prayer is something that gives most Americans a real warm and fuzzy every day. He needs to stop making excuses for Islam and start doing his constitutional duty to protect the American people.
The President seemed more upset with Mr. Trump than with the Muslim scumbag that murdered 49 people.
We now have proposals from the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States to bar all Muslims from emigrating to America.
Actually, it’s a temporary ban on all citizens from certain countries that sponsor terrorism; places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, etc.
We hear language that singles out immigrants and suggests that entire religious communities are complicit in violence. Where does this stop? The Orlando killer, one of the San Bernardino killers, the Fort Hood killer — they were all U.S. citizens.
Yes, they were all US citizens and that is the most troubling feature of all. Irish and German and Vietnamese and Mexican and African Americans aren’t shooting up nightclubs while yelling Allah Akbar are they, Mr. President?
Are we going to start treating all Muslim Americans differently? Are we going to start subjecting them to special surveillance?
If we were actually taking the ISIS threat seriously, we would be conducting surveillance on mosques that have been a source for radical Islam. But, if you can’t say the word, you can’t do the surveillance.
The President signed off with a diversity infomercial for our new kind, gentle, lactating and transgender military.
Two weeks ago, I was at the commencement ceremony at the Air Force Academy. And it could not have been more inspiring to see these young people stepping up, dedicated to serve and protect this country. And part of what was inspiring was the incredible diversity of these cadets. We saw cadets, who are straight, applauding classmates who were openly gay. We saw cadets, born here in America, applauding classmates who are immigrants and love this country so much they decided they wanted to be part of our armed forces. We saw cadets and families of all religions applaud cadets who are proud, patriotic Muslim Americans serving their country in uniform, ready to lay their lives on the line to protect you and to protect me. We saw male cadets applauding for female classmates, who can now serve in combat positions. That’s the American military. That’s America — one team, one nation. Those are the values that ISIL is trying to destroy, and we shouldn’t help them do it.
ISIS doesn’t have to destroy the US military. We are doing a fine job of exterminating the greatest force on earth all by ourselves. ISIS is laughing at us. ISIS knows they are winning and that they are going to continue to kick our butts until we get tough.
If we ever get tough…
Obama ended his wartime “fireside chat” with these words from the peace and granola field manual.
Our diversity and our respect for one another, our drawing on the talents of everybody in this country, our making sure that we are treating everybody fairly — that we’re not judging people on the basis of what faith they are or what race they are, or what ethnicity they are, or what their sexual orientation is — that’s what makes this country great.
What beautiful words. We’re so sensitive. We’re so politically correct. We’re so caring. Isn’t it special? We’re so open and diverse. We love everyone, even our enemies that want to destroy us. We wouldn’t want to insult anyone’s feelings.
We’re so doomed…
Is anyone in the White House or in the Democrat Party dealing with reality? Reality seems non-existent in today’s Democrat Party. Goodbye JFK, Hello Saul Alinsky.
President Obama has become a virtual PC Czar whose lack of action and fortitude is putting the nation in mortal danger. ISIS is going to destroy us if we don’t get tough fast. The only chance the United States has to swerve away from this destructive course is Mr. Trump.
Here are three words for you Mr. President, which will hopefully provide some guidance on how to wage war against the madmen of ISIS.
Light Them Up!