From Donald Douglas:
Folks couldn’t believe it, but indeed, Obama imagined he was an “adviser” to ISIS and that “he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests…”
At the New York Times, “Paths to War, Then and Now, Haunt Obama.”
Pinning notes on chests??? In a thousand years I couldn't have made that up. He is desperate to back out of this.
— Sick for Home (@motownrefugee) September 14, 2014
And at Twitchy, “You seriously will not believe Obama’s plan were he an ‘adviser to ISIS’ (it’s beyond parody) [photo],” and “It started with Obama advising ISIS to ‘pin notes on [hostages] chests.’ It ended with this brutal mockery.”
Mr. Obama had what guests on Wednesday afternoon described as a bereft look as he discussed the murders of Mr. Foley and Mr. Sotloff, particularly because two other Americans are still being held. Days later, ISIS would report beheading a British hostage with another video posted online Saturday.
But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.
If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.
There could be no clearer statement from the man the American people twice elected to be Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America: the man in command of the greatest military force on the planet does not understand the uses of force. He thinks, apparently Harvard coffeehouse bovine defecating style, that his opponents, that our opponents really do think the way that Westerners do, when ISIS has rather dramatically proved that their logic is completely different from ours. ISIS wasn’t terribly worried about whether we’d use military force or not; the measure of President Obama’s weaknesses had been taken long ago. They knew, all along, that the United States wouldn’t once again put troops in harm’s way to stop the Islamists, and they have shown their real target audiences, the Muslim populations still ahead of their advances, that they are willing to kill, without hesitation or mercy or pity, anyone they believe is a problem, or even an annoyance, for them. They have spit in Barack Hussein Obama’s face, and laughed while the did it, because they know, full well, that he won’t really do what is actually necessary to defeat them or stop them.