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For War on Terrorism, It Would Be Nice to Have a Real Leader

 

British Prime Minister Cameron

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a leader like Prime Minister Cameron of Great Britain?   He recently gave a speech in which he stated:

“Adhering to British values is not an option or a choice. It is a duty for all those who live in these islands so we will stand up for our values, we will in the end defeat this extremism and we will secure our way of life for generations to come,”   After which, he told Parliament he’d be seeking an expansion of powers that he feels are necessary and which would probably not pass Constitutional muster in the U.S. but at least he (unlike President Obama) has a plan of action for addressing the problem of radical Islam.

Instead, America has a leader who doesn’t even seem that interested in being President anymore.  When it comes to the most important terrorist problem facing the U.S., he ” doesn’t have a strategy yet”.  It is to be expected that Republicans would be shouting in angst about his lack of leadership but now even many Democrats are calling the president to task for not leading when America and world need American leadership.

ISIS/ISIL are only going to get stronger unless decisive and coordinated efforts from a coalition of governments from around the world can stop them.  For the first time ever, we are facing a terrorist threat from a group that controls a land base, a huge stockpile of modern weapons, all the financing it could want and a popularity among Radical Islamists that gains them a steady flow of new recruits (many with Western passports that will make it easier for them to attack the West).  To build an effective coalition, the world needs U.S. leadership.  Sadly, we do not have that leadership available.

Sadly, we do not have an American President capable of saying “”Adhering to American values is not an option or a choice. It is a duty for all those who live in this land so we will stand up for our values, we will in the end defeat this extremism and we will secure our way of life for generations to come,”.  No, instead we have a president who derides American values.  A president who dismisses American exceptionalism.  A president that believes America is fundamentally flawed and who say it as his mission to fundamentally change those flaws to fit into his left-wing ideology.

I said when America first elected the empty suit that is Barack Obama that we as a country were in danger when we could elect a weak socialist like him in these troubled times.  When America reelected him, I said we were beyond “in trouble” and that only a large scale danger could get America back on track as a leader of democracy.  President Obama’s weakness and lack of capable policy decision making and implementation have created such a danger.  Let’s hope America recognizes the danger it’s votes have helped create and begins correcting itself in November and in 2016.