Not Barry Cool

President Barack Obama, Caricature, Sunglasses
President Barack Obama, Caricature, Sunglasses

President Obama revealed more in his June 14 address to the nation than he intended.

One thing is assured:

Obama is incapable of ceding PC to embrace America first.

He began his speech by claiming the meeting he had just attended with the National Security Council was planned ahead of the Orlando attack but said it “shaped much of our work today.”

He just wanted us to know that he and his group are on it (terrorism) – but this one just slipped through.

Obama assessed: “He appears to have been an angry, disturbed, unstable young man who became radicalized.” That means we are supposed to feel better because the murdering terrorist was a lone wolf and not part of a group. Sorry, we don’t.

This president provided non-specific successes of all of the bad things that have been prevented under his leadership, then erased the blanket words with this: “But these lone actors or small cells of terrorists are very hard to detect and very hard to prevent.”

Obama missed that the comment is a great argument against his rush to get 10,000 refugees here by the end of 2016.

He stoutly pronounced the refugee “push” as written in The Hill on April 28, claiming that part of the challenge is “as much as possible, (to) provide the American people an assurance that everybody here has been vetted at a very high standard.”

What standard?

CIA Director John Brennan announced Wednesday that ISIS is getting stronger and is plotting against us in a variety of ways including masquerading as fleeing refugees.

Brennan’s assessment trumps a PC president.

Tragically, America has too many of her own future terrorists here legally now. We hardly need imports. It looms large that we need a moratorium on such migration until we can catch our breath and vet these individuals with absolute thoroughness.

Obama was clearly in full-on defense mode when he delved into a litany of his anti-ISIS accomplishments. One of them was: “ISIL continues to lose the money that is its life blood.”

That’s a fallacious claim, especially in view of the erroneous Iran deal where Obama lifted sanctions that will give Iran, a known terrorism sponsor, $150 billion.

That move is even more outrageous considering the administration is wholly aware of Iran’s intent with the funding.

In January, CNN quoted Secretary of State John Kerry: “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists. … I’m not going to … tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”

Americans should be outraged that this administration has no conscience, putting us at risk for the sake of kissing up to a country that’s loudly vocal with “Death to America.”

Obama was visibly thin-skinned in his efforts to support why he will not utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”

He said: “Not once has an adviser of mine said, ‘Man, if we use that phrase, we are going to turn this whole thing around.’ Not once.”

That’s a deceptive statement.

Obama is well known for not listening to his experienced military advisers. For one, he was warned not to take the troops out of Iraq. That move is seen by many as one of the reasons ISIS (ISIL) swelled into the monster it is today.

Another terrorist nutrient was Obama’s tough talk with Syria in 2012 when he drew the “red line.” Syria called his bluff in 2013 and clearly abridged the warning. By September 2013, Obama was saying: “I didn’t set a red line on Syria” He eventually said the world set the red line, bolstered by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying, “President Obama did not draw the red line. Humanity drew it decades ago” (CNN).

Here’s the most illuminating information from this angry president.

He repeatedly professes he will not put “boots on the ground” anywhere. We now know we have boots on the ground in Iran, Iraq, and Yemen. Most of all, this president, in his 25.06-minute speech, in his quest to perform, lauded his order to kill Osama Bin Laden. But he erred by telling us the truth: He said that the same military unit he ordered to “get” OBL is “now on the ground in Iraq and Syria.” Verify it between the 15:10 and 15:38 minute mark.

It was telling that Obama took this latest jihad upon America to patch together a sanctimonious, petulant response to Americans. He was thin-skinned, ill-tempered, and after 7½ years finally shows his true core. He is not and never was Barry Cool. To date he’s had all of the sycophants cradling him, and now he leaves the bassinet trying to sound like a leader – a man he is not.

If you can look at the past 7½ years and this latest public response and still wonder why Donald Trump arose, then it’s a good guess you’ll be voting Democrat.

God Bless America. We are not safe from terrorists, foreign or domestic, and most sadly, from our own present form of government.

Photo credit DonkeyHotey

Betty Arenson is a Valencia resident who believes in the Constitution in its entirety and that laws should be upheld and apply to everyone equally.