When we point fingers at Obama’s failure to come up with a strategy to deal with ISIS we shouldn’t be thinking about the best tactics for killing radicals. Killing radicals is easy. We have already proved that. The real problem and one we will never have a foolproof strategy for is how to kill their beliefs.
John Boehner made another plea to repair the Department of Veterans Affairs yesterday, damning the agency because:
This isn’t run-of-the-mill incompetence. It is arrogance – arrogance that allows our veterans to be lied to, ignored, and, frankly, left to die.1
Boehner talks better than he acts.
I have two ideas to explain why progressives in high places rarely deliver what they promise. The cynic in me likes to think they are out for themselves. They back liberal causes because they believe they are the path to fame and fortune.
When the allied coalition landed in Normandy on D-Day the casualties were appalling, but the West had made a decision. Germany had to be stopped. Violent aggression was intolerable and we ended it. Can we say the same thing about Muslims in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere?
It is easy to blame Obama’s deplorably bad leadership for the global deterioration of U.S. foreign policy, but the truth is he is only partially responsible for the mess we are in. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t made long-standing threats worse.