“This is not about ISIL versus the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf objected. “They are killing anyone who gets in their way: Sunnis, Shia Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Iraqis, Syrians, anyone who gets in their way — and now an American.”Yeah, tell that to James Foley’s parents.
“So this is not about what the United States is or isn’t doing”…
And I love this part: “And they [ISIL] don’t represent any religion.” Right. And the pope ain’t Catholic and Southern Baptists don’t believe in full immersion.
Wars – or whatever Harf wants to call large armed conflicts involving tens of thousands of combatants and affecting hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians – aren’t won by the side that is mired in ambivalence and willful blindness. This one certainly isn’t going to be won by a chief executive who sees the presidency as little more than something impressive to put on his resumé (or as an increasingly irritating encroachment on his golf time).
Dangerous and frightening times, my friends.
Update - From Anonymous, in the comments: "If ISIS started destroying golf courses you'd see a very different response from this administration."