OBAMA IS AMERICA'S NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
Based on his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama appears to harbor sympathy for America’s enemies. While Obama professes a loathing for terror, he appears to believe ISIS terrorists are not entirely unlike us. He perceives that the Christian world unjustly condescends when it condemns ISIS terrorists because, in his view, the Christian world is also guilty of acts of terror.
At the prayer breakfast, President Obama clumsily put it this way: “Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” He pointed out further that “slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.” He apparently concludes that terror “is not unique to one group or one religion.” Rather, he appears to be suggesting that we are all potential terrorists, regardless of our faiths, stating: “There is a tendency in us, a simple tendency that can pervert and distort our faith.”
In his tortured logic, Obama conveys the outrageous position that ISIS terrorists are like us. For Obama, we are all ISIS, we are all possessed of a tendency to pervert and distort faith to condone the genocide of innocents. The perspective offends when it comes from anyone in public office, but when it comes from the President, the Commander-in-Chief, and during a time of war when the nation is marshalling support for the obliteration of ISIS terrorists who seek to obliterate us, the comments are outrageous. They undermine the war effort. They show a lack of resolve to do whatever is necessary to destroy our dedicated enemies. Imagine the effect of these words on ISIS terrorists. Already predisposed to view America as weak because it can be counted upon not to take all steps necessary to annihilate them, ISIS terrorists now see that the civilian leader of the United States military sympathizes with them, even thinks they are like us.
The American people are not racist killers. Americans are not possessed of “a simple tendency” to “pervert and distort” their faiths to justify the murder of innocents, of those not possessed of their faith. We are a pluralistic society in which people of all faiths who practice their religions peaceably enjoy the free exercise of religion protected by our First Amendment. Those in this country who would justify murder based on religious sentiments are legally punished as murderers, not celebrated as heroes. We are not a people who support and maintain a genocidal theocracy that is intolerant of any dissent from a religious dictatorship. As a people, we have nothing in common with ISIS terrorists. They are not like us. They are dedicated to obliterate the American people and the nation. Indeed, they are dedicated to taking down all of Western civilization and murdering any who do not strictly adhere to their dictates.
There is no room among civilized people to sympathize with barbarians dedicated to our death and destruction. There is but one answer to that threat: to annihilate it. The Presidents’ remarks are so offensive precisely because he, the one who commands the soldiers who fight and die for this nation, reveals he sympathizes with our enemies. Imagine if Franklin Roosevelt were to have said of the Nazis as they exterminated the Jews as part of their effort to build a master race that we are like them, sharing their tendency to pervert and distort our faiths in ways that justify murder. Could we trust him to command American forces and to do what is necessary to obliterate the Nazis? Imagine if Roosevelt at the time of the Bataan Death March or Harry Truman on the eve of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were to have said that we should regard our Japanese Imperial enemies as harboring characteristics like our own, which characteristics help explain their tendency to kill.
Would we think either man fit to lead a nation into war that required complete victory? Without question, were either President to have voiced such sympathy for our enemies we would have been appalled and we could not have counted on those Presidents to do what was necessary to utterly defeat those dedicated to our destruction. Likewise, we cannot trust or rely upon Obama to achieve complete victory over our terrorist enemies.
It is all too clear why Obama refuses to employ maximum military force to completely obliterate ISIS. It is clear that he sympathizes with the most ardent and determined enemies of our nation, enemies that would just as soon sever the heads of every American citizen than tolerate for a fraction of a second a religious scruple not in strict alignment with their brand of radical Islam. President Obama is not up to the task of leading America to destroy those enemies. He is, therefore, at odds with the uniformed American soldier, at odds with the American people, and at odds with every other President who has served in the White House.
Before Obama, our nation did not have a President who favored appeasement of an enemy dedicated to our destruction. We did not have a Neville Chamberlain. Today Obama is our Neville Chamberlain.
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his tortured logic, Obama conveys the outrageous position that ISIS
terrorists are like us. For Obama, we are all ISIS, we are all possessed
of a tendency to pervert and distort faith to condone the genocide of