Everything has changed after the execution of James Foley by ISIS

posted at 8:01 am on August 20, 2014 by Noah Rothman

The execution of the American journalist James Wright Foley by Islamic State militants and their threat to do the same to another U.S. citizen has changed the West’s approach to the threat posed by this fundamentalist group occupying portions of Iraq and Syria. The tempo of officials in the West has quickened as preparations to address this threat take on a new urgency.

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement on the gruesome execution of an American at the hands of an Islamic militant who appears to have been British-born. Obama will be unable to satisfy the concerns of a nervous and wounded nation if he merely reprises his threadbare role as America’s “comforter-in-chief.” The country demands a plan of action aimed at rolling back ISIS from Iraq and a longer-term strategy to suppress the Islamic State threat in Syria.

In the U.K., Prime Minister David Cameron, too, announced his intention to end his vacation early and return to London after pressure mounted on him to recall Parliament for an emergency session aimed at crafting a plan to confront the threat posed by ISIS.

The language Americans are using to describe the ISIS threat has also changed. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 hopeful who has positioned himself as among the hawkish in the field of GOP presidential aspirants, minced no words in his statement on Foley’s execution.

“Just as Al Qaeda’s initial killings of Americans abroad foretold the carnage they would unleash within our borders, this barbaric beheading of a defenseless hostage is the clearest indication to date that ISIL has declared war on the United States, on the American people, and on freedom loving people everywhere.

“For more than a year, ISIL has been murdering civilians, raping women and young girls and enslaving them, and carrying out a systematic genocide of anyone who does not share their warped and extremist Islamist views. ISIL cannot be reasoned with, they can’t be negotiated with, and their view of the world is irreconcilable with civilized society.

And, on CBS This Morning, Obama’s former acting CIA director Mike Morell warned the public to mark the date as it was the first time ISIS had attacked Americans directly.

“I think what ISIS is trying to do here,” he began, “is intimidate the United States into backing off of the attacks that we’ve done in the last several weeks.”

“And I think our response should be, and our response will be, to not do that,” Morell continued. “In fact, we should pick up the pace here.”

Morell makes a sound point. From all appearances, the Western airstrikes on ISIS positions in Iraq’s north have successfully dislodged the Islamic State from key positions like those they occupied around Mt. Sinjar and the Mosul Dam. An even more energetic operation would likely enjoy further successes.

If the president’s concerns about expanding operations in Iraq were political, that Americans would never be prepared to risk U.S. blood and treasure in Iraq again, he can probably rest easy knowing that he has the support of the public behind his actions. In public opinion polls, bipartisan majorities have expressed support for airstrikes against the medieval ISIS threat. Today, in the wake of this barbarism against an American journalist with threats of more of the same to come, the American people are likely willing to go even further to neutralize this new enemy.


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the jayvee team it is not.

rob verdi on August 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Maybe NASA just hasn’t done enough outreach to them?

307wolverine on August 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

I doubt this barbarism will change anything in any significant way.

Nomennovum on August 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

This means the airstrikes are hurting them.

No talk. Expand strikes to the most important known targets in Syria.

No talk!

forest on August 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

nobody in this administration, hell in most of congress, has the balls to do what needs to be done.
formal declaration of war and using every weapon in our arsenal to end the islam scourge once and for all.

dmacleo on August 20, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Surprised CBS even covered this story on their morning show, rather than trying to sweep it under the rug.

American opinion damn well better change as a result of this. However, I don’t have any confidence whatsoever in our CinC.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM

I believe the jayvee team lives in the White House.

DDoyle0224 on August 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Their leader, Big Daddy, ran like the coward he is back to Syria. Maybe we should start the bombing there. We could get a twofer out of this, Assad and ISIL. They’re all birds of a feather.

Kissmygrits on August 20, 2014 at 8:08 AM

If by “Everything has changed,” you mean that Barry & Friends are just realizing that we have a side waging a holy war against us, I think you are sadly mistaken

dentalque on August 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM

POTUS Clinton didn’t seem to realize that Islamists had declared war on the US when they bombed the WTC 1993. I’d be surprised if the current POTUS picks up similar now.

apostic on August 20, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Good. Let’s finally, finally motherf@#%Qin END this.

Ever since 9/11, the greatest power in the history of the world has played touch football. ENOUGH. They want medieval, they want moral relativism … fine. Let’s give it to them.

I’ve had enough. We don’t need to use nuclear weapons to kill every last one of these laughable f$#@%kfaces.

It is time to unleash Hell. War in the original meaning of the word. Level everything. Take it and keep it, permanently. If anyone gets in the way, destroy them utterly and without mercy.

Our grandfathers understood this basic principle, why the hell don’t we? War is hell, but peace is obtained by waging war until the other side is destroyed completely. In the long run, we are showing the world far LESS mercy by trying to play nice.

Let’s go.

I have 3000 close friends in my neck of the woods who are chomping at the bit to be the first ones there.

Professor Blather on August 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

“everything has changed” = “quick! new talking points”

bloghooligan on August 20, 2014 at 8:12 AM

AF1 racking up a lot of miles this week

cmsinaz on August 20, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Noah Rothman has finally noticed there is actual danger in the world, and that islam poses a THREAT to the very existence of freedom?

Anyone who didn’t learn THAT on 9/11/2001 is an idiot. Or a traitor.

ConstantineXI on August 20, 2014 at 8:13 AM

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement on the gruesome execution of an American at the hands of an Islamic militant who appears to have been British-born.

Really? He just jetted back to vacation last night. In fact the last news story I saw said:

President Obama was briefed on the video aboard Air Force One as he returned to his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and will be updated on further developments, the White House said.

You sure he’s rushing back to DC? I can’t find where that is being reported.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Foley was not executed, he was murdered to make a point.

Quartermaster on August 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Time for annihilation

cmsinaz on August 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Everything has changed

Nah, I don’t buy it. If 9/11 didn’t change people’s idiotic rationalizations, nothing will. People will live in their plastic bubbles until their heads are removed. But watch Democrats pound war drums for the election.

rhombus on August 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

What has changed is that we’re one day closer to the beginning of the fall campaign season for the mid-term elections.

kcewa on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement….

1. …that he learned about it in the media,

2. …that he’s madder than anyone,

3. …___________________________________.

Who, this time, will say, “What difference does it make….?”

Maggots directing foreign policy.

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

If by everything has changed, you mean some tee times might get pushed back, I agree.

If you think Obama is going to have some sort of realization that ISIS needs to be destroyed by the US, not going to happen.

Aplombed on August 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

Wait, he flew to the Vineyard last night and he flying back to DC today?

Airfarce one costs how much to operate? or is he flying Marine 1?

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

rhombus on August 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM

You beat me to the point.

kcewa on August 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

You sure he’s rushing back to DC? I can’t find where that is being reported.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Probably on Twitter. You know, where all good journalists go to get their news.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:19 AM

I believe the jayvee team lives in the White House.

DDoyle0224 on August 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM

No, they’re a Pro team.

They’re just playing for the other side.

I don’t know why more people don’t take it seriously that Barack Hussein Obama publicly confessed, in Arabic, the Muslim confession of faith.

In the eyes of the Muslim world, that makes him a Muslim.

In the U.S., too few understand that. But just like HotAir reported about a TV episode showing the conversion of a U.S. Catholic’s conversion to Islam, if you say those words in Arabic…

POOF! You’re a Muslim!

If that’s true for Jeff, it’s also true for Obama.

ITguy on August 20, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Everything has changed after the execution of James Foley by ISIS

I see no indication that this is a true statement.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Nah, nothing’s changed. Obama can’t change. He is what he is. He’s only looking for a way to vote ‘Present’ and go back to his golf and espn.

Obama really does not give a sh!t.

Harbingeing on August 20, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Hitting ISIS terrorists in Iraq is not enough, they must be hit in Syria as well, in fact they are stronger in Syria than in Iraq and they may have been moving what they have in assets in Iraq to Syria in the past few weeks. All ISIS terrorists must be killed, no one should be left alive, there is no other solution for this evil.

mnjg on August 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I thought Isis was part of the global warming problem…”There is a lack of isis in the north pole”, say Gore to the black caucus, “Causing you to lose jobs of your CON-stit-u-ents.”

Pretty sure that is what liberals and this administration thought Isis was…until the president read the papers and found out a liberal journalist lost his head.

right2bright on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

And yet the lsm keeps their focus on Ferguson…..this gets a 30 second soundbit at the top of the hour

Smh

cmsinaz on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Obama from summer-fun vacation getaway writing in a postcard to Kerry:
“Send ReStart buttons to ISIS ASAP.
Add a red line that they should not cross.”

albill on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Not just airstrikes, it’s time to see if those savages really are as brave as they claim to be.

Start hitting them with napalm, FAE’s, willy peter. Crack the effers open like rotten eggs with the nastiest stuff in our inventory and make them pay for what they’ve done.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

3. ISIS acted irresponsibly.

4. Is my cart ready?

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

It’s pretty obvious now that the civilized nations of the world need to work together to wipe out these savage neanderthals. Anything less is to try to coexist with pure evil.

JayVee on August 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

You are absolutely right, but King Putt will not do it.

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

ISIS setting up for 9-11.
Taunt, wait for reaction, then…

albill on August 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Muslim aggression against the U.S.A. is as old as the U.S.A. …

We [John Adams & Thomas Jefferson] took the Liberty to make some Inquiries concerning the Grounds of their pretentions to make War upon Nations who had done them no Injury, & observed that we Considered all Mankind as our friends, who had done us no Wrong nor had given us any provocation—

The Ambassador [of Tripoli] answered us, that it was founded on the law of their great Profet: that it was written in the Koran, that all Nations who should not have acknowledged their Authority were sinners: that it was their right & duty to make war upon them whenever they could be found, & to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners; & that every Mussalman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise

The American Peace Commissioners to John Jay – 28 March 1786

ITguy on August 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Not just airstrikes, it’s time to see if those savages really are as brave as they claim to be.

Start hitting them with napalm, FAE’s, willy peter. Crack the effers open like rotten eggs with the nastiest stuff in our inventory and make them pay for what they’ve done.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Just nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

ConstantineXI on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Our feckless Jackass in Chief will launch an investigation and overall, do precisely dick.
In his remaining time in office, the anti-American, Muslim-sympathizing grifter just wants to milk the perks for everything their worth and do some more damage to the USA when he feels up to it.

justltl on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

No Guello! No Quarter! ROE is anything goes for the ISIS. Avoid harming the civilian population. Since ISIS is an internationally recognized war criminal organization, institute battlefield tribunals with instant executions. Next, inform our muslim “allies” that they join us or die.

I know this is distasteful, but haven’t we expended enough of our precious troops trying to deal with Muslim extremists humanely, according to the laws or war? Time to finish this up and put it behind us, so we can concentrate on helping our own.

Old Country Boy on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

So it takes having own of their own killed before the press acts like this is a problem that must be fixed.

By the way, sorry if this is rude, but this post of Noah’s reads like a sophomore year essay.

Edith Stifle on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Charming headlines:

Everything has changed after the execution of James Foley by ISIS

There will be nothing from the president tonight on the beheading of an American journalist Update: Statement tomorrow

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:28 AM

President Obama appears to want racial division (and maybe martial law) here at home and a weaker US everywhere else… to go with a stronger Islam. I’m sick of the BS pretending otherwise. Let’s see it.

MT on August 20, 2014 at 8:29 AM

[T]he president’s concerns about expanding operations in Iraq were political, that Americans would never be prepared to risk U.S. blood and treasure in Iraq again, he can probably rest easy knowing that he has the support of the public behind his actions. In public opinion polls, bipartisan majorities have expressed support for airstrikes against the medieval ISIS threat.

That the public is willing to entertain airstrikes does not and should not be taken to mean that they are eager for another mid-east adventure. In fact the rest of the poll shows that they aren’t interested in full-scale deployment.

Only 15 percent supported sending American ground troops to fight the Islamic State, compared to 63 percent who opposed it.”

The public was badly burned by the 2003 Iraq war. To think that they’ve been closely following events to the point that they are interested in another unfocused mess is idiocy.

chimney sweep on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Says who that Barry is coming back from his vacay again today? I thought it was going to be another, “strongly worded statement”?

No statement, no video, no threats- Just bomb them back to the stoneage. Nothing else will stop these savages.

BettyRuth on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

I certainly hope we don’t slander the Prophet of Islam in the process of doing the minimum necessary to gin up support for the November election deal with this threat of IS.

Because I’d sure be sad if the future didn’t belong to us.

Don’t worry; the Presentdent knows what he’s doing. Several trolls have and more than one TV personality told me so.

Dolce Far Niente on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM
3. ISIS acted irresponsibly.
4. Is my cart ready?
dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

and,

5. Global warming?

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement on the gruesome execution of an American at the hands of an Islamic militant who appears to have been British-born.

Really? He just jetted back to vacation last night. In fact the last news story I saw said:

President Obama was briefed on the video aboard Air Force One as he returned to his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and will be updated on further developments, the White House said.

You sure he’s rushing back to DC? I can’t find where that is being reported.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Exactly what I was thinking. Where are you getting this info, Noah?

Naturally Curly on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I think we can avoid military confrontation with ISIS. All we have to do is send over Obama and Kerry (maybe Hillary Clinton for good measure) for high-level talks with the leaders of ISIS. I’m sure there is a reasonable solution if we put our differences aside and work on finding common ground.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

You are absolutely right, but King Putt will not do it.

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Then he is abrogating his oath of office and needs to be either kicked in the pants or driven out, and we keep driving out his replacements until we find someone who is willing to do what needs to be done.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

If by “Everything has changed,” you mean that Barry & Friends are just realizing that we have a side waging a holy war against us, I think you are sadly mistaken

dentalque on August 20, 2014 at 8:10 AM

What’s likely to have changed — at least in the short-term, is the media isn’t likely to go along with Obama’s efforts so far to ‘ho hum’ ISIS’ actions because he hasn’t wanted to get involved in Iraq.

Once you start chopping media members’ heads off, that tends to eliminate the press’ apathy and make the attacks personal. That in turn means Obama playing a round of golf now while things are falling apart in the Middle East isn’t going to get the same “So what? The man needs his time to relax!” reaction from those who had been giving him a free pass up until now.

jon1979 on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement on the gruesome execution of an American at the hands of an Islamic militant who appears to have been British-born.

Wait a minute, he just went back to Martha’s Vineyard yesterday and he’s coming back DC today to make a statement on this? WTH?

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

6. They didn’t build that…

7. E Holder will investigate…

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I’m thinking Holder may want to send in the FBI to investigte and get an autopsy on this poor reporter.

I don’t think we can trust the locals to be impartial, do you?

//

Dolce Far Niente on August 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

So it takes having own of their own killed before the press acts like this is a problem that must be fixed.

Edith Stifle on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Yes

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

this new enemy

I beg to differ. While ISIS may be a more virulent form, it is the same enemy of Islamic extremism we’ve dealing with all along. Same pig; different lipstick.

SteveInRTP on August 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Don’t worry; the Presentdent knows what he’s doing. Several trolls have and more than one TV personality told me so.

Dolce Far Niente on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Sorry but I take everything with a grain of salt until I find out what George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Susan Sarandon think.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Strangest thing. I get daily emails from my local rag (Miami Herald) and the WSJ, and not a single headline about this.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

It is now believed the ISIS masked executioner is a British national. Disgusted beyond belief.

dddave on August 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

*been dealing with

more coffee, please

SteveInRTP on August 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:36 AM

And by “this,” I mean the beheading, not BO’s plans.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Hitting ISIS terrorists in Iraq is not enough, they must be hit in Syria as well, in fact they are stronger in Syria than in Iraq and they may have been moving what they have in assets in Iraq to Syria in the past few weeks. All ISIS terrorists must be killed, no one should be left alive, there is no other solution for this evil.

mnjg on August 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

But does Obama have the stomach or the stones for that? He’s got bipartisan support in the country. Hell, Republicans are behind him more than Democrats on this. But we all know the guy hates the military, refuses to take ownership of anything, is beholden to his radical left-wing base, and is desperate to generate turnout among minorities in November which means focusing all his attention on Ferguson.

I have a bad feeling Obama will stick with airstrikes on this one.

Doughboy on August 20, 2014 at 8:38 AM

It is now believed the ISIS masked executioner is a British national. Disgusted beyond belief.

dddave on August 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Well, Obama has gone out of his way to insult the British since coming into office.

ConstantineXI on August 20, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Anything less is to try to coexist with pure evil.

JayVee on August 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

We have been doing that (coëxisting with Progressives) in the US for generations.

You just have to let the cancer fully metastasize.

Reuben Hick on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

It is now believed the ISIS masked executioner is a British national. Disgusted beyond belief.

dddave on August 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM

And I saw the other day where the most popular name for babies in the UK is…. you guessed it Muhammed.

Multiculturalism is going to get us killed and we have Bozo the clown on our southern border.

SteveInRTP on August 20, 2014 at 8:40 AM

So it takes having own of their own killed before the press acts like this is a problem that must be fixed.

By the way, sorry if this is rude, but this post of Noah’s reads like a sophomore year essay.

Edith Stifle on August 20, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Yep, the same way those two pajamaboy reporters in Ferguson became martyrs to the First Amendment because they were briefly detained (one of them couldn’t even get hold of his mom).

And yes, your comments are rude. To sophomores.

Happy Nomad on August 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Nothing has changed. The feckless wonder currently occupying the WH will order more airstrikes at the most. But there will be no comprehensive or competent plan to deal with ISIS from this administration. He will continue to muddle along taking what he believes to be the short term political gain at every step.

NotCoach on August 20, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Wait a minute, he just went back to Martha’s Vineyard yesterday and he’s coming back DC today to make a statement on this? WTH?

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

His 747 has EcoBoost technology, it cuts off two of the four engines to save fuel when the computer senses a set cruising speed.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM

The time for firmly worded statements and flowery speeches is over.

Just cry havoc and let slip the drones of war.

Every time these aholes opens a window…let a hellfire be waiting for them.

HumpBot Salvation on August 20, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Just posted in the Headlines and tweeted out by Noah:

After ISIS beheading video, David Cameron cancels vacation, Obama heads back to vacation

Over there: “U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer vacation to return to London and chair urgent meetings on the threat posed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, calling the video ‘shocking and depraved.’”

Over here:

President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Read the Article

So which is it? So sloppy!

Naturally Curly on August 20, 2014 at 8:45 AM

1. …that he learned about it in the media,

2. …that he’s madder than anyone,

3. …___________________________________.

Who, this time, will say, “What difference does it make….?”

Maggots directing foreign policy.

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Just the good old-fashioned substitution for action ploy.

Walter L. Newton on August 20, 2014 at 8:45 AM

ISIS should’ve asked for Gitmo prisoners. That’s the only way Obama would respond & free Foley

LurkerDood on August 20, 2014 at 8:47 AM

I am this close to re-enlisting to kill these M0THERF@CKERS!!

This is the only solution.

Patriot Vet on August 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

President Barack Obama will return to Washington today to give a statement

{yawn}

Been there, done that.

socalcon on August 20, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Patriot Vet on August 20, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Thank you for your service. And to all others who have served, as well.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Classic liberalism– the media only has a great awakening when it impacts one of their own. Same for O’care supporters now screeching about higher premiums, fewer choices. Utopian dreams swallowed by reality is fun to watch.

hillsoftx on August 20, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Off to (another) war we go. Out enemies Qatar, parts of the ruling class of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Turkey, ISIS, Al Qaeda, parts of Sunni Iraq, some Shia, not a few Sunnis, and a lot of other jihadi organizations.

Our allies: Iran; Quds Force; Revolutionary Guards; Syria and the Assad regime; Russia; Jordan; Lebanon; Hezboullah; several different Peshmerga; nascent Kurdistan; parts of the ruling class of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Turkey, Shia Iraq; Israel; UK (maybe after next month – England); EU, some Gulf States.

Viator on August 20, 2014 at 8:52 AM

BLU-96‘s. 24/7
Break medieval on their asses.

partsnlabor on August 20, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I agree. Boehner will get right on that too…. or maybe not.

RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:31 AM
RL on August 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM

We missed 9. They’re racist.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I asked that too. Air Farce 1 does not run on unleaded.

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

It’s time to put professional racism (Ferguson) and islamo-fascist nuts (ISIS) aside and get back to what’s really important:
changing the Redskin’s name!

Galtian on August 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

partsnlabor on August 20, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Next best thing to a nuke, but he will not do it. He really doesn’t give a fig.

What I really don’t get is this: He knows that he sucks at golf. Why keep doing it? Reporters are tired of getting “sequestered” in the course tool shed.

Shouldn’t he take up crochet or something?

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

You can’t tell everyone over and over again that presidenting can be done anywhere and then run to DC to make a statement about this killing. Either make the statement there or go back to DC and stay there. For the smartest man in the world he sure is stupid.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

I like the way you talk.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Giving the statement on the third hole might look a little awkward, but in general, I agree with you. $100,000 per hour to run AF1

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Interesting that it takes killing a journalist to get the press’ attention on how barbarous ISIL is. *smh*

However, we should leave them alone – unless we’re really serious this time about wiping them out. If we’re not going to eliminate the islamists down to the last man, then there’s no point in wasting the blood and treasure. Let them stew over there and warn Americans not to go there (and don’t send any of our tax dollars over there, either).

GWB on August 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

For the smartest man in the world he sure is stupid.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Everything for BO is a political calculation. And the BS about “presidenting can be done anywhere” was just another facile lie.

Syzygy on August 20, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Forget President Obama. The real question the media needs to be asking is what Valerie Jarrett is going to do about this.

Uniblogger on August 20, 2014 at 9:04 AM

MOAB: Immediate blast radius of 150 yards exploding 3 feet above the surface.

Start dropping those babies and let’s get a feel for the ISIS courage.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Wait a minute, he just went back to Martha’s Vineyard yesterday and he’s coming back DC today to make a statement on this? WTH?

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

If I had any technical skill at all, this comment would link to a YouTube vid of a dog chasing its tail…

socalcon on August 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Morell thinks we should “pick up the pace?”

Take no prisoners – incinerate every one of them and anyone they care about.

dpduq on August 20, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Yes.

dpduq on August 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

100,000 Iraqi Christians are killed and chased out of their homes, and no one in Washington notices or cares.

1 liberal presstitute dies, and NOW all of D.C. is upset.

disgusting.

Tom Servo on August 20, 2014 at 9:07 AM

They are retiring the A10 Warthog, the perfect aircraft for this warfare. We have a bunch of idiots in charge in Washington.

SC.Charlie on August 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

If the truth were ever know about this last trip back it was probably Milia Obama going to a birthday party of a friend. Surely there is someplace the doofus could stand to make a statement that is dripping with opulence, maybe in the rough off the third hole. I’m hoping that Noah just got it wrong, making another trip to DC makes zero since but we are talking about Zero.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

We have a bunch of idiots in charge in Washington.

SC.Charlie on August 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

The truest statement ever made

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM

We need the neutron bomb, stat!

Imrahil on August 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Well, at least the headline got you some comments this time.

corona79 on August 20, 2014 at 9:17 AM

pres hussein will do nothing significant…. oh …. maybe bomb an aspirin factory… but that’s about it.

Coger on August 20, 2014 at 9:19 AM

We have a bunch of idiots in charge in Washington.

SC.Charlie on August 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM

The truest statement ever made

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM

No, they are not idiots.

They are fighting for the other side.

Evil or Stupid?

ITguy on August 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Shouldn’t he take up crochet or something?

dogsoldier on August 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Tatting lace for the Presidential Panties.

partsnlabor on August 20, 2014 at 9:21 AM

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