Factoring Obama

Finally, O’Reilly called something almost entirely right about Obama.

Obama has stated that they have no strategy for Iraq or opposing ISIS. Big surprise. But what he should have said was “I don’t really care about it“. He didn’t.

Bill O Talking Points Memmo (June 8, 2015)

He was asked about ISIS and why the USA does not have a strategy to stop the brutal jihadists.

OBAMA: “When a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon, then I will share it with the American people. It’s not – we don’t yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of Iraqis, as well ((EDIT)) The details of that are not yet worked out.”

So after nearly two years, the USA still does not have a plan to confront ISIS.

Here’s what the president said last August:

August 28, 2014, White House press conference

OBAMA: “We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.”

Now there are only two possible scenarios here.

One, that the U.S. military is grossly incompetent and cannot come up with a plan to defeat a terror group comprised of about 30,000 individuals.

Or two, that the president of the United States lacks the will to defeat an enemy that threatens every American.

Talking Points is throwing in with option number two.

Mr. Obama simply does not see the urgency and does not have the fire to take on terrorists who are slaughtering thousands of innocent people.

That’s the truth, and sadly millions of Americans are willing to accept that fact and still support the president. […/]

Of course we are back to the same old proverbial question about Obama’s motives. Either he is: (1)the most incompetent boob ever, or(2) his ideology and agenda are more less working, as planned, to create chaos for America — his number one mission. The problem is that Obama himself has been systematically ruling out the first possibility since his first day in office. There is no one in the world who could be as incompetent as Obama looks. He is just as quickly ruling in the latter possibility that this outcome is his agenda.

He already had at least two statements on ISIS before — two of them a year ago — in which he said they did not have a strategy yet. They did later claim to have cobbled one together. Though really not much of a strategy, except to declare it is a long-term problem. Yeah, caliphates generally are!

Yet we are out ahead of where they were at? But we’re not in denial, then or now.

So Obama’s first rule seems to be to deny what ISIS is. If that is part of his strategy then you really have to question the rest of it. So basically: ‘we will fight it and destroy it while not calling it what it is; and deny the source of the terrorism while admitting I don’t have a strategy.’ Sound like a plan? It does to Obama and that is the problem.

How can he be so hopeful about defeating something without a strategy? I know, it’s a faith-based strategy like his faith-based campaign, like his faith-based Obamacare. No, the optimism on defeating ISIS is camouflage to cover for the mission failure of that goal — which he would have to know it is, since almost everybody else sees it’s a failure. Then his backup plan to cover up that is to just blame it on the Pentagon for not having a strategy. Seems to be just smoke and mirrors at this point.