Anyone who saw the President speak on Wednesday on the vicious beheading of yet another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, had to feel the steam coming out of their ears. But we finally learned what our mission is regarding this latest threat to America. Wait a minute though, is ISIS a threat or aren’t they? Do we have a strategy to take these thugs out or don’t we? Many of these questions seem to get different answers daily. Well, the President has the answer. Our focus, our objective, is to shrink their influence, their finances and their military strength so they become “manageable”. Manageable?! These are people who are more than willing, as we have seen in recent videos, to behead people in order to further their radical terror agenda. They have called out the President by name, and have even gone so far as to say things like, “See you in New York”. Why would anyone think that these barbarians can be managed?
In a little over a week, Americans will remember the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Today we learned that there are 11 jetliners missing in Libya. Just missing, poof! Perhaps ISIS has their hand in this? Will we just have to wait until September 11, 2014 to find out? We have a President so wedded to his ideology of not going to war with anyone, that this administration will not even call these attacks on Americans acts of war. The only way to “manage” ISIS, and terror groups like them, is to kill them. It is the only language they know. It may become very apparent in the coming days and weeks that targeted air strikes will not be enough to defeat this enemy. But more than likely, we will not hear the President or anyone from his administration use words like “defeat”, “win”, or “victory”. Those words don’t seem to be in their vocabulary when they are talking about the safety and security of Americans.
How many more Americans need to be beheaded before this President stops voting “present” and comes up with a clear strategy to rid the world of the most evil terrorist group we have seen? When the United States takes the lead, the world is better for it. But do not wait for a coalition or consensus. We don’t have time.