Just a week before the United States is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, President Obama is making bold predictions.
Speaking to U.S. military members in Hawaii on Christmas Day the President said “We’ve been in continuous war now for over 13 years. Next week we will be ending our combat mission in Afghanistan.
Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the armed forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country,” he said. “We are safer. It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again.”
What he said about the extraordinary service of the men and women of the armed forces I wholeheartedly agree with. Those who serve are exceptional.
I'm sure you're all like me and welcome this news from our Commander-in-Chief. Knowing that Afghanistan has been cleansed of terrorists means we don't have to worry about that country anymore. And we know we can believe this great news because we accomplished the same thing so well when we pulled out of Iraq.
The President continued: “We still have some very difficult missions around the world, including in Iraq. We still have folks in Afghanistan helping the Afghan security forces. We have people helping to deal with Ebola in Africa and obviously we have folks stationed all around the world. But the world is better, it’s safer, it’s more peaceful, It’s more prosperous and our homeland is protected because of you and the sacrifices each and every day.”
President Obama truly believes the American people are stupid and personally I resent it very much. The world is safer and more peaceful? Which part would that be, Mr. President?
We have all watched ISIS systematically take over large sections of Iraq and Syria in the last year. We've watched as they have taken over cities and killed anyone who didn't believe as they do. We've watched as they behead women, children, and Americans that are being held captive in those countries.
We've watched Muslim terrorists kidnap young girls and sell them as wives and sex slaves. We've seen pictures and videos of Muslim men marrying 9 and 10 year old girls in group ceremonies.
We've listened to the President tell us that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria "is not Islamic" because "no religion condones the killing of innocents," even though the Quran commands believers to do just that. We've listened to him say that "Islam is a religion of peace," even as Muslim lone wolf assassins are attacking, injuring, and killing American citizens and police right here in the United States.
We saw the Attorney General turn domestic, Islamic terrorist acts into "workplace violence" incidents in Fort Hood, Texas, and Moore, Oklahoma. In fact - we watch on a regular basis as the President of the United States defends Islam while claiming himself to be a Christian yet saying nothing about the continued slaughter of Christians in other parts of the world.
President Obama likes to tell the world that the United States is "not a Christian nation." But gee - it was until he took office six years ago. Since that time he has done everything he can to alienate Israel and has had very little to say about the mass slaughter of Christians at the hands of Muslims. I can't imagine another American President praising Muslims while watching Christians die.
Of course, I've never in my lifetime witnessed a President give the enemy the date of our troop withdrawal at the beginning of a hostile military operation. Did Obama not learn anything from Iraq or does he simply not care? I guess since he has declared Afghanistan a terrorist free zone he's not concerned about the future after we leave. He should be. If 14 years of military action and thousands of dead American service members get tossed in the toilet again (if the Taliban and/or ISIS takes over Afghanistan) Obama's support from military members will dwindle to nothing. Frankly, I can't understand why he has any military support as it is.
I guess I'll wait and see if he's as good as he believes he is. So far he hasn't lived up to his own hype. At least not in reality. In the mind of a narcissist truth doesn't matter - only his perception.