Wednesday, February 04, 2015
King Abdullah II of Jordan shows Obama how it's done
This, as succinctly as anything, sums up the difference between a rational attitude and Obama's attitude toward the horrifying rise of Islamic terrorism. I'm not advocating the mass slaughter of Club Gitmo vacationers, but as long as we're hanging out in the middle-east desert anyway, we should be slaughtering a lot more of them than we are now.
To play devil's advocate here, and this is NOT the reason for Obama's inaction, the US cannot be the sole policeman against terrorist aggression in the middle east. These other nations like Jordan MUST take a hard-line, military leadership role in exterminating groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda. We're happy to help, but it can't be just us.
I hate the recent immolation of the Jordanian pilot, regular beheadings, and throwing suspected gay people off buildings, but maybe the barbarity will finally light a fire under the asses of these Arab states to take action toward self preservation.