On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly and vocalized many truths that President Obama simply refuses to. Netanyahu stated that “ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree. ISIS and Hamas share a fanatical creed, which they both seek to impose well beyond the territory under their control.” In addition, the Israeli Prime Minister pledged that the focus must not solely be eliminating ISIS but also not forgetting about Iran before they are able to create their own nuclear state.
Prime Minister Netanyahu also gravely warned against the consideration of allying with the Iran, which some leaders have hinted they would like to attempt. As reported by the New York Post, “Both the Islamic Republic [Iran] and the Islamic State plan to defeat democracies and replace them with an Islamic order, he noted, even comparing them to Nazis, who ‘believed in a master race,’ just as ‘the militant Islamists believe in a master faith.’” Siding with Iran is siding with the enemy.
The contrasts between the way Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama deal with terrorist threats are shocking. Obama has simply refused to believe that the United States is at war with radical Islam and he has placed our nation on its weakest footing to-date. InSunday night’s much-maligned interview with 60 Minutes, Obama squarely placed the blame for the underestimation of ISIS’ power on the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stating, “Our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” The amount of times this president has used the “it’s not my fault it’s theirs” card is frightening. Unlike Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama is simply more focused on politics rather than admitting mistakes and finding sound solutions.
While the world is falling apart around us, and true leaders like Benjamin Netanyahu are explicitly stating the grave situation the entire world is in, due to the rise of radical Islam from multiple terrorist organizations, President Obama is clearly not paying attention. The Government Accountability Institute has found that President Obama has missed more than half of his daily intelligence briefings in his second term through September 29th. This is incredibly alarming – not just because of the recent beheadings, current threats from ISIS and the continuous line of impending threats coming from them, but on September 4th Obama declared from the White House Press Room that “we don’t have a strategy yet” to combat ISIS.
To say that our president has taken his eye off the ball would an understatement. Obama refuses to acknowledge the ball even exists. He simply continues to bury his head in the sand and refuse to see the world is a dangerous place. Lofty rhetoric may have won him his presidency and a Nobel Peace Prize, but that same rhetoric won’t keep America safe.