By Jim Emerson, staff writer
The Obama administration has a serious problem dealing with major crises that effect America or its allies. In non-threating situations this White House always manages to back the terrorist elements, as in Libya, Egypt and Syria. Even though the liberal media doesn’t dare admit it, the Islamic State is a result of Obama’s foreign policy of siding with America-hating terrorists.
During the past week the Administration has been floating trial balloons, hoping to find talking points that will register with the American people before the midterm elections. At a news conference in Estonia, Obama was unclear about what his strategy might be. He claimed to seek the destruction of ISIL, yet later mentioned that he wanted to transform these terrorist thugs into a “manageable problem.” Given the history of this White House’s support for terrorists he would clearly prefer the later. In the future he can wiggle out of tough questioning by claiming to have said one thing or another.
Pentagon talking heads maintain the U.S. military can degrade, disrupt, and destroy ISIS “targets” in Iraq but cannot destroy ISIS as an organization. In other words a “Police Action” ala Vietnam. Obama’s Ukrainian strategy is just talk and sanctions as part of a smart power policy. Unfortunately, Smart Power is only useful when used by smart people. Looks like Russia has won that battle.
During a speech in Maine, Joe Biden added to the confusion with a hard line rant against the vicious jihadist group ISIS. He vowed that we don’t retreat, we don’t forget and “we will follow them to the gates of Hell until they are brought to justice.” Once the pollsters find out what appeals to the Democrat Party base they will run with it. In the meantime, troops on the ground are confused by the conflicting strategy of this administration. Ground troops in Iraq are restricted to American Embassies and remain there only to prevent another Benghazi. Most likely Iraq will divide into three countries: Islamic State, Iranian West and Kurdistan.
Obama’s handling of the boarder crisis, brazen violence of the Islamic State and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be a factor in the midterm elections. The Democrats and their sycophants in the press will insist that Obama is not running for office but his policies and actions will be seen on the ballot. If terrorists manage to strike the United States with missing Jets from Libya, a defiant Obama will be on the ballot for the purpose of showing toughness prior to the election. But it will convince no one. Americans understand that this administration has no strategy to keep America safe. (2)