Obama has been floundering with a complete lack of strategy to fight Islamic extremists ISIS, but all of that changed on Monday. A State Department official announced that the key to defeating the murderous barbarians is not bombs or boots on the ground, but rather finding them jobs. Seriously, someone from the Obama administration thinks we should create a jobs program for Islamic terrorists to keep them from beheading innocent people.
State Department spokesperson Marie Harf was on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Mathews yesterday and offered up this insight into Obama’s ISIS fighting plan:
“We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them,” said Harf.
Hmm, we can’t win a war (or whatever Obama calls it) by killing the enemy? So, what can we do to defeat this insidious threat?
“We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…” continued Harf.
At this point, Chris Mathews interrupts Harf because left-leaning MSNBC can’t have someone from the Obama administration on TV saying something this stupid. Harf wouldn’t be denied. She tried to clarify as reported by FOX News:
Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to “help improve their governance” and “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
Hey, instead of chopping off people’s heads, why don’t you sell knife sets door to door? Harf finished up this absurd idea with this:
“If we can help countries work at the root causes of this — what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?”
I don’t know what makes an Islamic extremist pick up an AK-47, but I sure as hell know what makes him put it down: superior firepower.
Besides the ludicrous idea that killing the enemy is not a path to victory, we’re left with one glaring problem: Obama can’t create jobs for Americans. How is he going to do it for ISIS? Democrats in general think that higher taxes, more regulations, and more government entitlements are they way jobs are made. It doesn’t work in the US and it sure as sh*t won’t work in the lawless wasteland of the Middle East.
I think the democrats should dip into their bag of tricks and pass sweeping “commonsense” gun control legislation for Syria, Iraq, and Libya. If it were illegal for ISIS to own guns then they wouldn’t have anything to fight with. The streets would be safe from gun violence because people that rape and kill women and children would likely follow laws concerning gun ownership.
Now we know why Obama has been reluctant to share his strategy for dealing with ISIS. Appearing to have no plan makes the President look infinitely more competent than suggesting the best way to defeat a savage enemy is to give them job training.