Last weekend Barack Obama appeared in an interview on ’60 Minutes’ and in an attempt to spread the blame around he claimed that the intelligence community underestimated the growing threat ISIS presented to the Middle East and to the world.
This drew the ire of the intelligence community for they are claiming they were warning the president about ISIS well before the 2012 election.
The President tried to make the same claim last month after the terrorist organization began beheading journalists when he came under fire for calling ISIS the ‘JV’ team, but the Pentagon refuted that claim by stating it knew about the threat of ISIS from the beginning.
Earlier today Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations on the threat ISIS and radical Islam poses to the Middle East, and to the whole world in general, and I think that everyone should see it so I have decided to post the speech in its entirety.
The video is about 35 minutes long but I would ask everyone to take a little time out of their day and watch it for this is what a true leader sounds like when he defends, and not apologizes for, his country.
I am not going to spend much time on this because this is exactly how I thought it would play out. The United States government is going to charge Alton Alexander Nolen in the Oklahoma beheading and these charges do not include terrorism.
A man accused of beheading a woman in Oklahoma will be charged Monday, authorities said.
Charges against Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, will include first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Jeremy Lewis, spokesman for the Moore, Oklahoma, police.
U.S. law enforcement officials said there are no indications linking Thursday’s attack to terrorism.
Barack Obama has this really annoying little habit of taking all the credit when things go well but spreading the blame around when things do not go so well. A classic example of this would be when Barack Obama ran around the country taking credit for ending the war in Iraq during the 2012 presidential campaign only to claim this was not his decision after all once the situation deteriorated and ISIS started its uprising in the area.
Now he is at in again over the issue of Iraq and ISIS: on ’60 Minutes’ last night Barack Obama admitted that ‘WE’ underestimated Iraq. By ‘WE’ he meant the intelligence community let him down. First he blamed Iraq for Iraq and now he is blaming intelligence for Iraq…
Earlier today Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken was interviewed by Fox News and when asked about the horrific beheading in Oklahoma last week he stated that he wanted to see what the facts in the case were before he commented on it. (Despite the fact the Oklahoma Police are already calling this an act of terrorism.)
Here is what he had to say:
“The FBI has an active investigation. I’m not going to get ahead of it. Let’s see what they find,” Blinken told Fox.
“But as we all now with Nidal Hasan, when he shot up and kill the number of American soldiers, the administration labeled it workplace violence,” host Chris Wallace asked the White House official. “Are you willing to call this an act of terror if, in fact, that’s what it is?”
“I don’t want to get — of course if that’s what it is, absolutely,” Blinken replied. “But I don’t want to get ahead of the facts. Let’s let the FBI investigate.”
This is the proper and responsible course of action to take, however since when has the Obama regime practiced this type of restraint? We all remember the incident involving Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Cambridge Police when the President admitted he did not know the facts in the case but still went on to say the police acted stupidly. And who can forget the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case?
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This week’s musical selection is The Cure performing their song entitled ‘The Walk’ on MTV Unplugged from 1991, complete with kazoos.
The latest New Hampshire poll (09/26/14) shows Walt Havenstein within single digits of Governor Hassan
The latest PPP poll, which is considered to be Democratic leaning, is out and there is a bit of a surprise contained within. This poll shows Republican candidate Walt Havenstein to be within single digits of Democratic governor Maggie Hassan.
Here is more:
the poll’s more surprising finding came in the governor’s race, where for the first time Republican Walt Havenstein was within single digits of Gov. Maggie Hassan.
In the governor’s race poll Hassan leads Havenstein among independents 51 to 43 percent and among women, 55 to 41 percent. Havenstein leads among men, 49 to 46 percent.