What do you get when you take an arrogant man who embraces our enemies more than the country he serves and prefers playing golf while the world burns, and put him in the White House?
You get global chaos, violence, terrorism, beheadings of innocents by evil men, and the accelerating decline and destruction of the United States.
The New York Times has published a nice summary of Barack Obama’s series of destructive statements and policies in regard to the Middle East. Reading through it is a good reality check if you haven’t quite accepted how horrible this president is.
Here are some highlights, with emphasis added <New York Times, link>:
As he seeks to rally Americans behind a new military campaign in the Middle East, Mr. Obama finds his own past statements coming back to haunt him. Time and again, he has expressed assessments of the world that in the harsh glare of hindsight look out of kilter with the changed reality he now confronts.
A note to the Times: mr. Obama’s assessments look out of kilter BEFORE we have the benefit of hindsight, which is to say that for those of us who see the man for who he really is, we understand that his statements and policies are bankrupt and destructive as he says and does them. But it’s nice that the Times at least sees it eventually.
The comment that has caused Mr. Obama the most grief in recent days was his judgment about groups like ISIS. In an interview last winter with David Remnick of The New Yorker, Mr. Obama sought to make the point that not every terrorist group is a threat like Al Qaeda, requiring extraordinary American action.
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Mr. Obama told Mr. Remnick. He drew a distinction between Al Qaeda and “jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”
So casual he is, isn’t he? He really cares about us Americans — you can tell, can’t you?
Obama’s words just came back to him courtesy of an interview last weekend, and mr. Obama offered up his usual rhetorical smokescreen, something he is very good at:
Asked about that by Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” last weekend, Mr. Obama denied that he necessarily meant ISIS. “Keep in mind I wasn’t specifically referring to ISIL,” he said, using an alternate acronym for the group.
But the Times is not buying it, and offers us this beautiful bit of truth:
But the transcript of the New Yorker interview showed that Mr. Obama made his JV team comment directly after being asked about terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Africa, which would include ISIS. After Mr. Obama’s initial answer, Mr. Remnick pointed out that “that JV team just took over Fallujah,” a city in western Iraq seized by ISIS.
Caught again in his lies.
And how about this nail in the coffin on the fact that he is lying about his past statements:
Journalistic organizations like PolitiFact, Factcheck.org and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker all rejected the contention that Mr. Obama was not referring to ISIS when he made his comment about JV teams.
Perhaps he should admit the real reason why he says these idiotic and misguided things?
We all know he’s a smart man, right?
And now a quick barrage of Barack Obama’s own words, in which he helps create a world of chaos and death:
…[we are] leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq with a representative government.
…the tide of war is receding.
We are living through a turning point in our nation and the world, one that will echo through eternity, and be of the nightmare variety that so often owns the human soul.