Oct. 1, 2014

Obama’s Most un-Obamaesque Comment

Ben Shapiro: “[Obama recently] uttered the most un-Obamaesque comment of his entire presidency with regard to ISIS: ‘The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.’ This is eminently true. It is also so far out of Obama’s wheelhouse that he almost strained an oblique in making that statement. And, in fact, when polling doesn’t apply to him, Obama is happy to pressure other nations not to use the language of force – in the same speech, Obama pressured Israel to negotiate with its enemies, even though its enemies are of the exact same ilk as ISIS. If Obama does not bear a striking animus for the Jewish state, the best that can be said is that he wants Israel to be on the cutting edge of Western civilization’s rhetoric-first throat-cutting. After all, Obama tells Israel, too many Israelis are ‘ready to abandon the hard work of peace.’ Yes, the hard work of peace. With people who want to slit their throats.”

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