“Finally, I just spoke with Chancellor Merkel of Germany on the situation in Ukraine. We agree, if there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by Russia. The separatists are trained by Russia. They are armed by Russia. They are funded by Russia. Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”
The Commander-in-Chief of the United States must be decisive. He should not be a hot-head, but should also not be paralyzed with indecision.
There was a time, not too long ago, that even Democrats understood that a swift response was necessary to external threats. Franklin Roosevelt, a man who helped set this country on a disastrous economic path, even understood this principle and asked for a declaration of war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Yet, for some reason, months and years go by without President Obama acting decisively as he hopes that problems abroad will, somehow, solve themselves.
To be fair, he’s had a lot on his plate; when not agitating racial tensions and crusading for lawlessness as official policy, Obama is quite busy with vacations, golf and other leisurely activities.
On Thursday, President Obama addressed matters of international concern as he noted that Russia is responsible for the increased violence in Eastern Ukraine. He also addressed the worsening situation in the Middle East with regards to ISIS.
However, rather than offer any solutions, Obama merely patted himself on the back and hailed his oh-so-stern economic sanctions as having a devastating effect on the massive Russian economy.
When he took questions, reporters wanted to know more about how his administration intended to deal with ISIS. After dancing around and explaining what should happen in the Middle East, that Iraq should be instrumental in diminishing the presence of ISIS, Obama offered no solutions and flat-out admitted that his administration has “no strategy” in dealing with ISIS.
Discussing military intervention, Obama candidly admitted, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet.”
It’s important to note that this administration has been aware of the dangers posed by ISIS for months. In June of 2014, ISIS seized the Iraqi city of Mosul, wreaking havoc upon Christian and other minority populations.
For months, this administration has hemmed and hawed and hoped that ISIS will simply pack up and go away. Instead, they have gained massive ground and strong footholds in Iraq and have all but undone the stability American military members fought and died to help create.
Still, we are told by our president that after months of threats and increasing militancy, this administration does not have a strategy yet?
This president makes Jimmy Carter look strong and decisive by comparison…