In an interview taped last Friday and aired on Sunday mornings’s Face the Nation, the President tried to take on Donald Trump’s plans for securing our nation from Muslim terrorist attacks.
Philadelphia (CNN)President Barack Obama had strong words for Donald Trump’s rhetoric over Muslims in the wake of terrorist attacks, saying — using another acronym for ISIS — that Trump “is ultimately helping do ISIL’s work for us.”
Obama’s comments came in an interview [aired Sunday] with CBS’ John Dickerson on “Face the Nation.” The day before the Democratic National Convention’s kickoff, the President made clear he’s eager to attack Trump over foreign policy.
But no one actually believes that doing close vetting of would-be immigrants would help Islamic State. Or that calling for a pause in the mass importation of members of an organization which is responsible for thousands of terrorist mass murders world-wide is somehow enhancing the reputation of Islam.
No, not even Barack Obama is stupid enough to believe that thwarting the plans of vicious prophet-addled savages is helping their cause, or “doing their work.”
But let’s see that quote again:
“I think the kinds of rhetoric that we’ve heard too often, from Mr. Trump and others, is ultimately helping do ISIL’s work for us.”
Wait: “. . . is ultimately helping do ISIL’s work for us “?
What you mean us, Hoss?
I’m sure that was just a slip of the tongue, and in no way means that Mr. Obama is doing ISIS’s work. That would be crazy. Not to mention treason.
That would mean announcing in an address in Cairo that you consider it your “responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
That would mean purging the DHS database of all references to Muslim terrorist groups, an Administration practice detailed by former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney in his book See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government’s Submission to Jihad. As he says
“I can’t explain to you the ideology or the worldview of this administration that makes them so adamant to protect Islam from harm by addressing it in its true nature.”