President Stampyfoot Throws a TantrumPosted: January 24, 2015
It was about a year ago that Barack Obama referred to the radical Islamist group ISIS as “a JV team”:
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,”
Now the same ISIS has declared an area roughly the size of Great Britain in Syria and Iraq an Islamic caliphate, leaving behind a trail of ethnic cleansing, ritualistic mass murder, rape, pillage, and plunder.
How did this happen, you ask?
The Campaigner-In-Chief removed essentially all US troops from Iraq in 2011 in order to have a talking point and throw red meat to his far-left base for his 2012 reelection campaign.
It worked like a charm for political purposes, but it did have the unfortunate side-effect of creating a vacuum that ISIS filled.
“Well, we shouldn’t have been in Iraq in the first place” some will say, ad nauseam.
Maybe so, maybe not – it’s an arguable point. But what is not in dispute is that ISIS didn’t become the major threat it now is until after Obama pulled out the troops from Iraq.
Now more and more politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are recognizing that Obama’s foreign policy has been and is an utter failure. Consider Democrat Senator Bob Menendez’ flailing Team Obama for their asinine approach to Iran:
In recognition of that fact, Congress is moving on, fully aware that Obama’s overtures to the Mullahs of Iran will do nothing but virtually guarantee that they will acquire nuclear weapons.
So Speaker of the House John Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make a speech to a joint session of Congress this March, and boy is Team Obama seething. I mean, spittle-flecked, vein-popping, teeth-gnashing rage.
Because, you see, Netanyahu is having none of Obama’s naïve and dangerous approach to foreign policy, especially as it pertains to Iran.
So now Team Obama is throwing a tantrum, breathing threats and hurling invectives, and in the process revealing how remarkably petty they really are.
To which I say, “Meh”. Obama’s done. As the old Arab proverb says: ‘The dogs bark; the caravan moves on.’ The country -and the world- is moving on from Obama.
For the sake of the country, Mr. President, go golfing more. Much more. Really work on taking a few strokes off of your game. The country, and the world, will be better off.
UPDATE: You are encouraged to read this good piece by Peter Wehner at Commentary that outlines the accomplishments of the Smartest Guy Ever To Be President.