Friday, August 8, 2014

Obama authorizes airstrikes against the Islamic State, calls IS barbaric

Wait.  I have been calling fundamental Islam all kinds of adjectives in the last 20 years, including barbaric, and have been met with insults, name-calling, ad hominum attacks and physical threats because of my words.  Will those same people now call Obama those same types of invective's?

My guess is no.

A few missiles, a few deaths, the media fawning over themselves to do the bidding of the administration and then...the next news cycle begins.  15 seconds of fame and we move on.

From The New York Times August 7 by Helene Cooper, Mark Landler and Alissa Rubin 

Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced he had authorized limited airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital, Erbil, and returning the United States to a significant battlefield role in Iraq for the first time since the last American soldier left the country at the end of 2011.

Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, Mr. Obama also said that American military aircraft had dropped food and water to tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a barren mountain range in northwestern Iraq, having fled the militants, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who threaten them with what Mr. Obama called “genocide.”

“Earlier this week, one Iraqi cried that there is no one coming to help,” Mr. Obama said in a somber statement delivered from the State Dining Room. “Well, today America is coming to help.”

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