Tuesday evening at the end of his 16 minute speech, President Obama stated, “terrible things happen across the globe…we should act, that’s what makes America exceptional.”
I find his words utterly disgusting because the next day we remembered the four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya. Obama offered no righteous indignation or call for a moral obligation to avenge and punish the Islamic terrorist murderers responsible or this tragedy. In fact, Obama has labeled it a “phony scandal.”
Where is the outrage?
Christians are being butchered daily…where is his outrage?
Israel is taking rocket and missile fire…where is his outrage?
The late August chemical attack against the Syrians was not the first. Some 100,000 Syrians had already been killed by conventional munitions…where was his outrage then?
Obama has shown incompetence and weakness in his foreign policy, and has not presented a credible threat to Assad and Putin. If he wanted to respond he could have. God knows he did not seek congressional approval for Libya! Instead, he has been strategically outmaneuvered by Putin, lost the initiative, and allowed Putin to look like a statesman while he looks like a confused community organizer.
American can do better.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)
P.S. I will be on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News tonight at 8:00 PM EDT. I hope you can tune in!