Barack Obama's misadventures and misjudgements in the Mideast continue with the latest news of an American journalist's beheading by ISIS with threats of more to follow. ISIS, or ISIL as the White House calls them now, was mocked as a threat in January of this year by Obama. More from the Washington Free Beacon.....
BY: David Rutz
August 22, 2014 2:37 pm
It was a quote striking for its flippant tone even in January, as President Obama compared the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to a wannabe junior varsity basketball team.
“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama told The New Yorker. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”
ISIL, now in control of large portions of Iraq and Syria, has the full attention of the U.S. now.
Amidst its violent rampage through Iraq as it seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate, ISIL posted a video this week of a member beheading American journalist James Foley. Another terrorist declared ISIL’s goal to raise the group’s flag above the White House.
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