By Jonah Goldberg
A smart person told me that while deciding when human life begins is “above [the president's] pay grade,” Mr. Obamsa apparently knows with theological certainty that the Islamic State really isn’t Islamic. I just wish he knew as much about being commander in chief as he knows about Muslim theology.
ISIS has declared war on us, so why haven’t we declared war on ISIS? And if ISIS is the threat that President Obama says it is, then why are we refusing to put our own boots on the ground and instead outsourcing the job to our “partners”? (Assuming the great multilateralist and expert on Islam can get anyone to join him for this muddled venture–Germany and Turkey have already said “no thanks.”) Haven’t we learned anything since Vietnam? If we’re going to go to war, doesn’t it make sense to actually try to win it? This requires “blood, toil, tears, and sweat,” not “pinpricks” or “kinetic action.”
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“I think a lot of our evangelical churches aren’t doing the hard work of preaching and teaching. Too often, we learn a piecemeal approach. Do our children’s Sunday schools present a series of disjointed stories and characters, or do they present the plan of salvation as Jesus did, ‘beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,’ explaining how it all points to him? The same thing goes with our preaching. Are we presenting the whole counsel of God, or are we cherry-picking favorite or popular topics?”
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I hope President Obama’s new policy on ISIS (made necessary by his prior bungling on ISIS) is as effective as his speech on Wednesday night, but I have my doubts. Is it wise to tell an enemy as brutal as the Islamic State–which by the way, isn’t Islamic–that you’ll put no boots on the ground? Why not let them wonder? And let no one suspect that ISIS will go along with whatever combat restrictions Mr. Obama places on American troops, anyway. ISIS doesn’t fight fair.
Too bad Barack Obama wasn’t listening.
By Jerry B. Jenkins
I said, “Interesting. I’ve always wanted to be a counselor.”
He said, “I didn’t know you were trained for that.”
Apparently one has to be trained for his profession, but not for mine.
We’ll find out tonight whether the president finally has a strategy for ISIS, but we already know that he has a strategy for the 2014 midterms. Inside sources have told The New York Times that Mr. Obama, to help Democrats avoid the wrath of voters, will delay until after the election his executive order granting amnesty to millions of illegals. He must think we’re really dumb. Of course, he’s gotten pretty far thinking that, hasn’t he?
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