--Everyone remembers Michael Moore mocking the fact that it took Bush a couple of minutes to leave the classroom on 9/11. Yet, within hours Bush had a strategy on how to deal with terrorists. Obama doesn't seem to be capable of that, but if the people who voted for him had paid attention, they would've known that foreign policy wasn't his strong suit.
--Apparently, British Prime Minister David Cameron has a strategy. Cameron had this to say:
Let’s be clear about the source of the threat that we face. The terrorist threat was not created by the Iraq war 10 years ago. It existed even before the horrific attacks on 9/11, themselves some time before the Iraq war. This threat cannot be solved simply by dealing with the perceived grievances over Western foreign policy. Nor can it be dealt with by addressing poverty, dictatorship or instability in the region, as important as these things are.--Wow, if only Obama had this type of conviction.
The root cause of this threat to our security is quite clear. It is a poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism that is condemned by all faiths and by all faith leaders. It believes in using the most brutal forms of terrorism to force people to accept a warped world view and to live in an almost medieval state. A state in which its own citizens would suffer unimaginable brutality, including barbaric beheadings of those who refuse to convert to their warped version of Islam; the enslavement and raping of women; and the widespread slaughter of Muslims by fellow Muslims. And, of course, the exporting of terrorism abroad.
Now, we cannot appease this ideology. We have to confront it at home and abroad. To do this we need a tough, intelligent, patient and comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at its source. Tough, in that we need a firm security response whether that is action to go after the terrorists, international cooperation on intelligence and counter terrorism or uncompromising measures against terrorists here at home.
--As Mike's America reminds us:
Winston Churchill decried the fact that politicians who lack clear vision or strong leadership qualities often act in a way that is too little, too late. Sadly, this describes Obama!--Congressman Paul Ryan had this to say:
If we do not stand up to this kind of violent Jihad-ism forcefully as the superpower of the world, and finish this problem, then what does that say to tomorrow’s jihadists? On behalf of civilization, we have to deal with this threat comprehensively and swiftly now, and that is what I want to see from our Commander-in-Chief.--While we mourn another American life lost, it is time to dust ourselves off and face this threat.