#ObamaSpeech Recap: Obama’s Pathetic Oval Office Address on Terrorism

#ObamaSpeech Recap: Obama’s Pathetic Oval Office Address on Terrorism

#ObamaSpeech Recap: Obama’s Pathetic Oval Office Address on Terrorism

Obama’s third and, hopefully, final Oval Office Address was thirteen minutes that amounted to “nothing to see here, move along”. Apparently, many in the Twitterverse thought so too.

Cameron Gray
Cameron Gray

And, that sums up eloquently exactly what news President Obama made with this speech.

Even more eloquent was what Obama didn’t say. In the fourteen plus years since September 11, 2001, Muslims have continued to immigrate to the United States and work and live here, without wholesale attacks on them. Obama didn’t mention the father of Farooq Saeed, the San Bernardino terrorist. From Wounded American Warrior:

Syed Farook provided an interview to the Italian newspaper La Stampa, where he said:

My son said that he shared [IS leader Abu Bakr] Al Baghdadi’s ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with Israel.

I told him he had to stay calm and be patient because in two years Israel will not exist anymore. Geopolitics is changing: Russia, China and America don’t want Jews there any more. They are going to bring the Jews back to Ukraine. What is the point of fighting? We have already done it and we lost. Israel is not to be fought with weapons, but with politics. But he did not listen to me, he was obsessed.”

Call me an Islamophobe, but could we put the FBI on that guy, Mr. President?

The President spoke for thirteen minutes and could not take a few seconds to acknowledge that tomorrow is the 74th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. “A Day that Will Live in Infamy”, but not with Barack Obama.

In the thirteen minute address, President Obama mentioned ISIL more than ten times. The Islamic State in the Levant is his favored term, rather than ISIS or Islamic State (which would force him to say the Islam word).

Oh, and another thing, Mr. President. The term “assault weapon” may spread fear among the masses, but any thing that I am assaulted with is an assault weapon. Such as: assault hammer, assault nail clippers, assault hedge trimmers and so forth.

The very best summary of the pathetic Obama Oval Office Address is Pete Hegseth’s Facebook post:

Pete Hegseth
55 mins ·
Obama speech summary: 1) no new ISIS strategy; 2) take away guns from Americans; & 3) passionate ONLY that “ISIS is not Islamic.” ‪#‎worthless‬

Um, pretty much.

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  • Imagine if President Obama had been in office in December of 1941. This is the speech he might have given….

    Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:

    Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 — a day of sadness for people of goodwill worldwide — the United States of America was attacked by a small group individuals who are falsely claiming to act on behalf of the government of Japan.

    The United States is at peace with Japan, and my administration pledges that we will always be at peace. We cannot let a tiny group of extremists divide us. It is not who we are as a nation.

    One hour after the extremists had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. This reply contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack. Obviously the individuals who attacked Oahu were not acting under the authorization of the Japanese government.

    It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack could not possibly have been planned by the Japanese government. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has shown unparalleled cooperation in its statements and expressions of hope for continued peace. In that spirit I am confident the Japanese government will join the community of nations in an international coalition to bring the perpetrators to justice.

    The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

    As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our security. But always will our whole nation remember that attacking a peaceful nation like Japan which poses threat to us goes against the very being of our country. This is not who we are.

    No matter how long it may take us to accomplish it, the extremists who launched this attack will be brought to justice.

    I believe that I interpret the will of the people when I assert that we will not only respond with great restraint and compassion but will make it very certain that this form of extremism shall never again endanger us.

    Racism is a dark legacy of our nation, and it may well be that our past sins contributed to yesterday’s attack. There is no blinking at the fact that a few shrill voices in our nation want to rattle sabers and plunge the country into yet another disastrous war. This is not who we are.

    With confidence in our law enforcement, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph over extremism.

    I ask that the Congress declare that because of the attack by armed extremists on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, that it is time to hold those who would divide us for partisan gain be held responsible for their extremist rhetoric, and that the scourge of gun violence which was the cause of the tragedy will be eradicated. To this end I have directed the Attorney General to seek the prosecution of any individual for racist anti-Japan speech. We are better than this.

    America can overcome the twin scourge of anti-Asian racism and gun violence that fueled yesterday’s attack. All thinking, patriotic Americans will agree with me. It is time for an end to racism and for Congress to enact sensible gun control. Let the journey to healing begin today.

    • Toni Williams says:

      You are cracking me up. Epic writing, Lutheran.

    • Nina says:

      Two things. 1. So incredibly thankful Obama was not at the helm during WWII!

      2. I totally wouldn’t put it past Obama to issue the same or similar now… he’s certainly danced around it enough as it is!

  • Wfjag says:

    A question which a member of the press should ask the Prez (which means that it won’t be asked):

    “Mr. Obama, would you identify one shooter in any mass shooting
    Incident in the past two years who was on the ‘No Fly List’?”

    • Nina says:

      Which member of the media is even brave enough to ask a question that they KNOW won’t and can’t be answered?? there’s only a couple out there… but I’m not sure they will even step up to the plate.

  • Nina says:

    Toni, you summarized this perfectly!!

  • Toni Williams says:

    Thank you all. Great comments, too.

  • Chris in N.Va. says:

    Attention everyone! This is your Captain speaking. Contrary to rumors, The R.M.S. Titanic is doing just fine, thank you, even considering the latest minor-league “distraction.” No need for life jackets. In fact, we want to confiscate them to keep people from hurting themselves or others by improperly using them.

    Just stay calm and keep a sharp lookout for rogue icebergs. Don’t point at them, though. That would be rude. We wouldn’t want to upset them, you know.

    Now, if the folks on the starboard side would kindly swap deck chairs with the folks on the port side and if the folks on the port side would move their chairs to the starboard side, I’m sure that in no time we could—-blub, blub, blub….

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