As ISIS continues to commit its vicious acts of murder, some members of the U.S. Congress, instead of rallying behind our president, whine and carp about what a lousy foreign-policy leader he is.
Presidential wannabes Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Scott Walker, to name just two, are shooting their mouths off about how we should consider putting “boots on the ground” in the war against ISIS fiends.
Once again, they and other anti-Obama legislators are moping about how incompetent our president is in the fight against terrorist groups throughout the world. Never mind that under Obama’s administration, thousands of terrorists, including ISIS butchers, have been killed in smartly planned strikes, including that most vicious bogeyman of them all, Osama bin Laden.
The situation in Syria and Iraq, in regard to ISIS, is diabolically problematic and complicated, which virtually everybody (except Obama opponents) acknowledge. Who among anti-ISIS groups can we trust to arm with weapons? We armed the Iraqi army to the hilt, and what happened? When murderous ISIS thugs barged in, the Iraqi military dropped their U.S.-made weapons and fled, leaving the hardware to the barbaric invaders. The Islamic Shia-Sunni split has been a virulent hatred for centuries, sad to say.
Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and diplomats have done everything in their power to build a coalition among countries to combat ISIS and other sickening terrorist organizations. Strategies – some of them probably “under the radar” – have been developed, and the air strikes against ISIS have had some noticeable successes, thank goodness. An anti-ISIS coalition is forming, most recently with an enraged Jordan.
But no matter. Obama-detractors, instead of rallying behind our country, continue to rattle their sabers and shout their war cries. It’s nothing new. These disgruntled losers have been doing that in every way, shape and form ever since our president was elected six years ago and re-elected (woe!) a year ago. Their disgruntlement knows no limits.
It’s so easy for these politicians, especially presidential droolers, to turn into instant armchair warriors, into Monday-morning generals. Differences with the president and the Pentagon are understandable, but this knee-jerk indictment of anything and everything this Obama Administration does regarding national security and the fight against terror is inexcusable. These nay-saying know-it-alls are not helping the cause against the forces of horror. Not at all.
They are even slyly suggesting Obama is purposely lackadaisical in his pursuit of the war against ISIS. They never mention President George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, based on cooked-up premises, led to instabilities in that region that helped cause the rise of marauding ISIS killers and torturers that make the former Saddam Hussein seem downright lamb-like.
Obama inherited the remnants of that long war, not to mention the one in Afghanistan, also initiated by Bush Jr. Obama ended those wars, and yet some Congressional members constantly criticize the president for doing so. Enough of these chattering armchair warriors, these blustering Monday-morning generals.
If they are really serious about their cocksure cries for boots on the ground, they should put their own boots on the ground, with their own feet in the boots. Then let us see how quickly they will kick ISIS off the face of the Earth.