Poll: Americans have little confidence in Obama’s ISIS ‘strategy’

posted at 2:01 pm on September 14, 2014 by Noah Rothman

It seems as though the administration’s vacillation between not having a strategy and being ready to execute a three-year regional conflict, and their oscillation between calling it a war and just an extension of the 13-year-long campaign against al-Qaeda, has taken a toll on the public’s confidence. Americans want Obama to confront the threat posed by ISIS, but they don’t have much confidence that he is the man for that job.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll taken after Obama’s Wednesday night speech to the nation addressing the ISIS threat and his plan to address it found the president did little to assuage the concerns of Americans about his approach to the Islamic State. Almost seven in 10 Americans lack confidence in the U.S. strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, which consists of using coalition air assets to roll back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria while relying on local partner networks to serve as the “boots on the ground.”

“The poll – conducted before the latest execution emerged – showed that a combined 68 percent of Americans say they have ‘very little’ or ‘just some’ confidence that Obama’s goals of degrading and eliminating the threat posed by ISIS will be achieved,” an NBC News report read. “Just 28 percent said they had ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a bit’ of confidence. Still, 62 percent of voters say they support Obama’s decision to take action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, while 22 percent oppose it.”

The poll found that Obama’s speech helped convince more Americans that it was necessary to engage in military action against ISIS, with 68 agreeing to the need to attack the Islamic State while 65 percent agreed the week before. But only 38 percent of the public surveyed expressed support for the president’s handling of foreign affairs.

While 26 percent of those surveyed the week prior had a more favorable impression of the president after his Wednesday speech, 20 percent had a less favorable impression of Obama. 53 percent said his speech did not make an impression on them either way.

A factor possibly contributing to the public’s lack of faith in the White House’s ability to prosecute a war against ISIS competently, aside from the dubious strategy, may be the administration’s abject cynicism in their efforts to seek the legal authority from the people’s representatives for this new war.

Shocking the conscious of those small-minded fools who concern themselves with consistency, the administration claimed over the weekend that the 2002 authorization that allowed the Bush administration to go to war against Saddam Hussein in Iraq – an authorization the White House requested in writing that the Congress repeal as recently as late July – also allows Obama to conduct a war in Iraq and Syria against ISIS today.

Since the Islamic State arose and presented itself as a clear threat to the United States and civilization as a whole, the administration has displayed contempt for the public and faithlessness in the American system. It will take a lot more than a prime time speech to repair that damage.


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There’s nothing really wrong with the strategy that having a POTUS who wasn’t a dunce couldn’t fix.

fadetogray on September 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I think you could fill in the blank on our lack of confidence with anything…except his ability to phuck up ANYTHING and to make a tee time.

msupertas on September 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

So long as he does not come to Congress, the American people will never have faith in this war.

Nor should they…

JohnGalt23 on September 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

when a potus says pinning a note to chest of hostages is what he would have done you damned well better start worrying.
we are going to send our service members in to be slaughtered due to political aspirations.
we should send them in to kill with no ROE.

dmacleo on September 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

They are right to be skeptical. It is NOT an ISIS strategy. It is an Assad regime change strategy.

You would have to be really slow, not to have figured that out by today.

The US government always think they are so smart. Let’s see if America falls for the oldest trick in the geopolitical book.

Obama has gone full blown Putin on us. lol Now let’s see if our TV news channels turn into RT overnight to sell this strategy to overthrow Assad as a war on IS.

coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

They are right to be skeptical. It is NOT an ISIS strategy. It is an Assad regime change strategy.

You would have to be really slow, not to have figured that out by today.

The US government always think they are so smart. Let’s see if America falls for the oldest trick in the geopolitical book.

Obama has gone full blown Putin on us. lol Now let’s see if our TV news channels turn into RT overnight to sell this strategy to overthrow Assad as a war on IS.

coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

When you’re right, you’re right. Here’s a gift.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Poll: Americans have little confidence in Obama’s ISIS ‘strategy’

Imagine that.

leftamark on September 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Knocking Assad will be one of the biggest blunders of obama, though there are 1001 and counting.

Assad will be replaced with an ISO guy. Heck, obama might even force Assad to unite with ISO.

But, never forget – obama never won in 2012. Never forget Benghazi. It’s way bigger than the loss of those 4 lives, waaaaaay bigger, and the media have only focused on 2%.

Hillary might never be able to run.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Why on earth would anyone with a brain have any confidence in obama? It’s not like he hasn’t screwed up absolutely everything he’s touched since he was born. He had to have people put him in the positions he’s been in, told him everything to say his whole life.

The man is genuinely stupid, and a complete wuss. The fact that so many people fell for the bullshit is just testament to how sheepish and lame the public has become.

The 52% that voted for him undoubtedly all get government bennies, that’s the other angle. You never vote money away from yourself.

He’s scum. I wouldn’t trust him with a putter and a wiffle ball. I cannot wait till he’s gone, but I worry that the same 52% is going to be stupid and sheepish again and vote for the serial murderer shrillary. If that happens, America is finished.

Diluculo on September 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

I agree 100%. As soon as the talk about arming the Syrian rebels started, I knew this was about Assad. Zero is still pissed that his “red line” bluster turned to crap.

KCB on September 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

30,000 US troops now or 100,000 in two years after countless more beheadings and ISIS entrenchment.

Obama’s current strategy almost guarantees another long-term fight for the next administration.

can_con on September 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

“Iraq is going to be one of Obama’s greatest successes.”
Joe “Choo-Choo” Biden

I never get tired of that. Smart Power!!! and Don’t do Stupid Sh*t. It’s not just the laws that the fascist-democrats write but every single thing they do or say that is in the bizarro world.

jukin3 on September 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Economy/Security have meshed into one – it’s all the people care about for the Nov. election.

Nothing sharpens the senses faster than a knife/rope to the neck.

All feel their pockets = economy.

Security is now on equal footing with the economy, and what worries Americans.

It took a long time, but the chickens are all coming home to roost.

obama is the biggest charlatan the world ever knew, all in front of your very eyes. YOU have been snookered and the media helped him to snooker you.

Petraeus and Allen will turn out to be two of the biggest traitors in the US history. They connect to Iraq/Afghanistan, Benghazi, the CIA/FBI/Holder, but most importantly to obama.

The story is only told 2% and ISIS is helping to unfold the rest.

Heh, retired Allen ‘in charge to fight ISIL”, as oaf obama tells you.

obama, when he will be kneeling naked in front of the world, exposed for the charlatan he is, the free world will be destroyed by him, aided by sheep, looter, moochers and lots of bid dough.

He was/is the ‘devil’ of destruction, but he has been exposed too soon.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

So what? It’s just a st*pid opinion poll.
And why are you cheering for the anti-ISIS project to fail?
You Americans can be fkn weird sometimes. COUNTRY first, not PARTY first, right? Can you at least be that way when it comes to anti terrorist military activities?

AlexB on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

I agree 100%. As soon as the talk about arming the Syrian rebels started, I knew this was about Assad. Zero is still pissed that his “red line” bluster turned to crap.

KCB on September 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Good day to buy lottery tickets :)

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM

And why are you cheering for the anti-ISIS project to fail?
You Americans can be fkn weird sometimes. COUNTRY first, not PARTY first, right? Can you at least be that way when it comes to anti terrorist military activities?

AlexB on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

The only weirdo here is you. I want ISO made glass of, over and over, every time one spring up, from anywhere.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

AlexB, this is for you. Read it carefully.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I never get tired of that. Smart Power!!! and Don’t do Stupid Sh*t. It’s not just the laws that the fascist-democrats write but every single thing they do or say that is in the bizarro world.

jukin3 on September 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

C’mon, man. Give some credit to the media.

leftamark on September 14, 2014 at 2:27 PM

The reason we have no faith, is because he’s unwilling to fight for victory. And he says it. Obama’s unwilling to defeat our enemies. Heck, he won’t even name them.

He won’t even say where ISIS is getting its money from. Its the same place that executes people by beheading including at least 8 in August of this year.

Modern Islam is not compatible with Wester civilization, but as long as Libs keep insisting that it is Christianity that is the threat, and not Islam, we will not be able to successfully combat this evil.

Iblis on September 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Knocking Assad will be one of the biggest blunders of obama, though there are 1001 and counting.

Assad will be replaced with an ISO guy. Heck, obama might even force Assad to unite with ISO.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

..quite so, kamerade. We had a perfectly reasonable Kadaffy-Duck with hands on the controls in Libya and that assshole POTUS went and fcuked everything up by stirring up the Dromedary rapers.

The War Planner on September 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

If only ISIS had consulted obama first, they wouldn’t be in this position.

But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.
If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/09/14/Obama-As-ISIS-Adviser

HumpBot Salvation on September 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM

ISO adviser

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Hah, HBS, you win :)

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:31 PM

We had a perfectly reasonable Kadaffy-Duck with hands on the controls in Libya and that assshole POTUS went and fcuked everything up by stirring up the Dromedary rapers.

The War Planner on September 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Howdy friend – Libya is just one of their clusterfarks, but it will turn out to be a most significant one.

Count on Petraeus, to hide what he knows about the obama cabal, to be asked to lead the Pentagon ISIS ‘fight’.

Allen is just asked to help ‘form coalition” for primarily State…also a cover up of what he knows about obama and his cabal.

obama Never won in 2012. Some of you never believed me.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:33 PM

coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

theres a very good chance you are correct here.
but this situation, and the low confidence, is due to a feckless foreign policy from a (supposed) leader who is useless.
its a very dangerous set of circumstances.

dmacleo on September 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Traitorous ‘friends’

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

They are right to be skeptical. It is NOT an ISIS strategy. It is an Assad regime change strategy. You would have to be really slow, not to have figured that out by today.

The US government always think they are so smart. Let’s see if America falls for the oldest trick in the geopolitical book.

Obama has gone full blown Putin on us. lol Now let’s see if our TV news channels turn into RT overnight to sell this strategy to overthrow Assad as a war on IS.
coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

You are most correct. Bravo!

onlineanalyst on September 14, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Watch media ramp up the:
1. Let’s feel sorry for poor, misunderstood Obama themes.
2. That darn Bush messed up things even worse than we thought.

Valerie to the puppet masters in Qatar and Iran, “Of course, we knew he would fall sooner or later, but it does not matter. The ball is rolling.”

albill on September 14, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Poll: Americans have little confidence in Obama’s ISIS ‘strategy’

President Messiah never thought he’d need one. _SIS was supposed to be the ultimate manifestation of Eastern Enlightenment, and when it was creating the New Caliphate it would leave him free to Utopianize the United States by…making it more like 7th century Europe. (Think life being “nasty, brutish, and short” while The One sings paeans of praise to Gaia.)

Then _SIS had the poor grace to reveal itself as yet another typical Islamic group. I.e., a bunch of homicidal fanatics out to kill everybody who didn’t instantly submit to them, and who killed half of those who did submit “just because”.

His response was and is less about him giving a damn about anyone over there than him wanting to save his political “legacy”. And maybe get to humiliate the U.S. military one last time, like his hero Ted Kennedy did in 1975.

I suspect the main thing he’s dreaming of now (other than Reggie Love) is _SIS somehow erasing Israel from the map.

As for Assad; just wait five minutes, and The One will change his mind. Again.

He always does.

clear ether

eon

eon on September 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

But a majority had no problem letting this guy lead the show when it comes to every other facet of the nation.

Bishop on September 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Americans have little confidence in obama’s ISIS ‘strategy’ …

… but, he’s still a yummy mocha dream pie … or something.

Pork-Chop on September 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

So, is he going to just pin a note to Assad’s shirt? Or what?

Libraritarian on September 14, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Qatar is calling the shots for Obama in the Middle East.
(Muslim Brotherhood).

albill on September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

You Americans can be fkn weird sometimes. COUNTRY first, not PARTY first, right? Can you at least be that way when it comes to anti terrorist military activities?

AlexB on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Who said that, we’re simply being skeptical about the sincerity and decisiveness of a guy who passed on eliminating Bin Laden about a dozen times before finally being dragged kicking and screaming to action.

Bishop on September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

I wonder if JihadJohn has gotten over the shock of learning he isn’t Islamic yet. Cuz dear leader said so.

WhirledPeas on September 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Poll: Americans have little confidence in Obama’s ISIS ‘strategy’

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Loser… too many screwups over too many disciplines in too short a time to actually trust the SCOAMF to be anything but a SCOAMF. It’s his legacy.

ExpressoBold on September 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM

If the strategy comes from academia rather than from experienced military generals, then there’s no reason to have any confidence in it at all.

Star Bird on September 14, 2014 at 3:05 PM

We need a Churchill, we got a churchmouse.

Mr. OnlyCaresForPoliticalAdvantage does not know how to fight a war.

Except against Republican opponents.

He should study that aspect of his deformed spirit.

profitsbeard on September 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Here’s a gift.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2014 at 2:15 PM

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Those are some mighty big dots.

ExpressoBold on September 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Used to be a commercial, “You can pay me now or you can pay me later”.

There are so many people that are clueless most of the time. However, when our safety is at risk, people begin to pay attention.

Within a year, poll approvals in the high 30s will be the good old days for Obama.

jdflorida on September 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Could this war be won with air power alone? Yes, it actually could if we collaborated with the Kurds and the Syrian/Iranian Shiia. But that would just leave another vacuum for another bad actor to fill, this time Iran.
These things aren’t going to evolve without a kickstart: It’s time to dust off the B-52s for Linebacker III. I’m not kidding. (And whomever thought it was a good idea to cancel the A-10 needs to have his stars yanked off and be sent to go live in a group home.)
Rubble doesn’t cause trouble and that’s what it’s come to. I don’t care if that makes us the bad guys in London, Paris, Toronto or Berlin, indeed, the proper response to that should be amusement.

V7_Sport on September 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Is this an election year?

No?

Well, then Dear Leader doesn’t give a sh*t what level of confidence the Murrican people have in him.

fossten on September 14, 2014 at 3:24 PM

You Americans can be fkn weird sometimes. COUNTRY first, not PARTY first, right? Can you at least be that way when it comes to anti terrorist military activities?

AlexB on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

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You have not been paying attention. In fact, your comment reflects a PARTY FIRST orientation.

ExpressoBold on September 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Except against Republican opponents.

profitsbeard on September 14, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Of course not.
The Tea Party are terrorists. But not ISIS, Muslims, Ft. Hood shooter, or anyone in Beghazi 2 years ago.
War on Women. But not on ISIS. Not on Muslims.

leftamark on September 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

This was all about the speech. Now that it is over back to SOP. I mean fool me once…..

Windsweeping on September 14, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Instead of POTUS paving the way for our Shiite enemies he should:

1. Secure the border now-war is declared on us. Protect the nation. Check who’s coming and from where.

2. Americans- get out of Sunni-Shiite crossfire areas. They refuse to fight for themselves- let them take the consequences. You go there you’re on your own take your chances stupid. Let them slaughter each other.

3. Support allies that support us and fight for themselves with everything except American lives.

4. If any side directly threatens USA give any civilians warning in that area of the threat and then Dresden.

Rea1ityCheck on September 14, 2014 at 3:46 PM

I have NO confidence in Obama.

myiq2xu on September 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Obysmal is ALL about speeches.
Go ahead and trumpet your victories, *ssh*le.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10202804003885630

onlineanalyst on September 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

They are right to be skeptical. It is NOT an ISIS strategy. It is an Assad regime change strategy.

You would have to be really slow, not to have figured that out by today…

coolrepublica on September 14, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Oh no, I agree with you! And some others do too. You would also have to be really slow that Obama to figure out that Obama loves overthrowing the evil dictators so the even more evil barbarians can create chaos. Didn’t quite work out in for him Egypt, but he’s still got a couple of years to go.

Fenris on September 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The most patriotic thing all those who voted for Obama twice could do is to foreswear voting ever again.

Anyone can screw up, so voting for him the first time, while foolish and destructive, is forgiven. But those who voted for him in 2012 had seen the results of four years. They knew or should have known.

No excuses. Those that stupid have no business voting at all, ever.

Adjoran on September 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

That awkward moment… when POTUS says ISIS should release the hostages and pin notes on their chests, send them home Yes, this happened.

Then, we have this little gem….. The Obamas stuffed book bags with a company called KaBOOM … On 9/11 Yes, this also happened.

And finally, I hear he went golfing again today. Hmmmm… Behead a US or BRIT citizen, I get to play golf.

This man must be evaluated by a psychiatrist and a physician and tested for drugs/alcohol. We need an intervention here or we’re gonna be scroomed.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

‘Americans have little confidence in Obama.’ Period. End of sentence.

locomotivebreath1901 on September 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

You Americans can be fkn weird sometimes. COUNTRY first, not PARTY first, right? Can you at least be that way when it comes to anti terrorist military activities?

AlexB on September 14, 2014 at 2:23 PM

If we had a coherent, serious, competent, believable, trustworthy CIC, Americans would rally to his side.

What we are stuck with is a possibly drug addled, totally deluded idiot occupying what should be the chair of the most powerful person on Earth.

So, no…. Americans don’t trust this guy. Remember, it was Obama who said he would always side with the Muslims. Look it up, AlexB. You’d be surprised what you find, if it is still on the internets.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Obama did not present an ISIS strategy. He presented a semi-serious military action in order to attempt to redirect the political debate about his sheer incompetence and indifference.
Americans are recognizing the peril of ignoring islamism, and are prepared to pursue ISIS with vigor. Instead, Obama offers an open ended, inconclusive, undefined strategy. It is not even clear that the strategy he has presented as an effort of an organized coalition has any serious and effective participants.
All Americans would support this president in this endeavor if he would only appear to be competent, attentive, and committed to eliminating the islamic scourge sweeping across the ME in the form of ISIS. However, he won’t evem admit that ISIS is islamic in nature, when it is blatantly obvious to the entire world.
He has zero leadership ability.

bobthm3 on September 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Adjoran on September 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I’m starting to think that the American Electorate did not re-elect Obama. Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven re-elected Obama…..

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Qatar is calling the shots for Obama in the Middle East.
(Muslim Brotherhood).

albill on September 14, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Gasp! You mean Obama deposed a shaky but reliable ally Mubarak to give Egypt to the Mo’Bo’s?

/Say it ain’t so. Sheesh. Racist.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Unfortunately, when Obama reflects on “Speak softly and carry a big stick” he is thinking of this stick:

http://townhall.com/video/worlds-largest-golf-club-in-action-is-ridiculous-n1890934

ProfShadow on September 14, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Why should we have any more confidence in it than he does?

Another Drew on September 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM

I wouldn’t have confidence in obama as local dog catcher.

lel2007 on September 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM

“Just 28 percent said they had ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a bit’ of confidence. Still, 62 percent of voters say they support Obama’s decision to take action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, while 22 percent oppose it.”

Doctrinaire Democrats being what they are, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that the 28% who have confidence in Obama’s ability as a war leader include the 22% opposed to his decision to engage in military action.

bgoldman on September 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM

There’s only one option left for Obama… increase NASAs budget for more Muslim outreach.

307wolverine on September 14, 2014 at 5:59 PM

There’s only one option left for Obama… increase NASAs budget for more Muslim outreach.

307wolverine on September 14, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Spent the weekend on Cape Canaveral. They are coming back to life, despite Obama. The folks there loathe him as much as I do…

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Americans want Obama to confront the threat posed by ISIS, but they don’t have much confidence that he is the man for that job.

He’s already proven he’s ‘not the man for the job’.

As for the “three years”, how convenient; just enough time for him to slip out of office.

GarandFan on September 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

“Just 28 percent said they had ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a bit’ of confidence. Still, 62 percent of voters say they support Obama’s decision to take action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, while 22 percent oppose it.”

Doctrinaire Democrats being what they are, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that the 28% who have confidence in Obama’s ability as a war leader include the 22% opposed to his decision to engage in military action.

bgoldman on September 14, 2014 at 5:50 PM

I couldn’t find data associated with this poll but..

Looks like America’s population of teh gheys is .05%
America’s population of blind, democrat blacks is 15%
America’s population of stupid people is 11%

This is his TRUE base. And the DNC knows it. Take the ball and run with it R’s… we’ll handle you during the next 2 years and knock the long term incumbents out of office before 2016.

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

He’s already proven he’s ‘not thea man for t’he job.

As for the “three years”, how convenient; just enough time for him to slip out of office.

GarandFan on September 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

FIFY

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Can’t wait to see what the Obama’s Rules of Engagement like, like everyone else I have no confidence in this fool. He is the one who puts Party above the Nation.

garydt on September 14, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Obama Released Five Taliban Commanders For Bergdahl (And Money Exchanged Hands), But Threatened Families Of Beheaded Journalists With Prosecution If They Raised Ransom Money

Bergdahl parents:

Mum & Dad get a photo-op with POTUS in The Rose Garden while Mum also gets an El Presidente bum rub.

Foley parents:

The Foley Family gets a ‘I-feel-your-pain-and-all-but-I’ve-got-a-tee-time!’; a blink and you’ll miss it national address; and a high-five with Alonzo Mourning.

One son was doing his job.

The other son simply decided that he didn’t very much care for his job; plus, he had places to go; people to see.

You’d have a difficult time as an alien adjudicating which son was the hero watching Obama speak and behave.

Resist We Much on September 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Now he’s trying to suck in the congress so he can blame them for this disaster.

rplat on September 14, 2014 at 7:28 PM

RWM…keep hammering…great site…that is all…

nchammer on September 14, 2014 at 8:17 PM

O’Bumbler’s Chief of staff said we are counting on the Syria rebels to do the fighting on the ground for us. Why not look how well the militias in Benghazi worked out for us.

Sven on September 14, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Spent the weekend on Cape Canaveral. They are coming back to life, despite Obama. The folks there loathe him as much as I do…

Key West Reader on September 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

I keep hoping that Obama turns out to be the greatest spokesman for individual liberty since Reagan… although clearly not in the manner he intended.

307wolverine on September 14, 2014 at 10:14 PM

By announcing what he WONT do, Obama is telling the enemy precisely how to defeat him.

We have the least competent Commander in Chief in history…which guarantees that we lose any conflict on his watch. We can expect our enemies to time their mischief and military adventures to occur before the US rids itself of Obama.

landlines on September 15, 2014 at 2:13 AM

Americans have little confidence in Obama

FIFU

jafo on September 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM

He’s running out the clock, so that the Muslim brotherhood can take over Syria, Iraq and then Israel.

virgo on September 15, 2014 at 1:12 PM