“We hold these truths to be self evident…”, so wrote Thomas Jefferson and the other authors of the Declaration of Independence, and as evidence, the Continental Congress voted to separate from England and accept all of the unavoidable consequences.
Self-evident truth – a concept that appears to be extinct in the post-Christian, post-modern, post-racial America that Barack Hussein Obama epitomizes. That is nothing new, and more examples emerge almost every day, but every so often something is said that is so lacking in sanity that it stands out, even amid myriad examples of insanity.
In an interview on MSNBC (where else?), State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said, “We cannot win this war by killing them [ISIS], we cannot kill our way out of this war.” She went on to suggest the next big-government program – Jobs for Jihadis. Harf, and all too many people in positions of authority, are still trying to peddle the thoroughly debunked explanation that Islamist radicals want to kill us because they’re poor.
This kind of drivel is amusing, even comical, if shared by some low-information type in a water cooler discussion, but it’s nothing short of terrifying coming from representatives of those who we’ve hired to keep us safe.
In saner times, it would be self-evident truth that we won’t be able to job-create-and-hire our way out of this war with Islamist radicals – regrettably, we’re going to have to kill them and break their things.
Harf’s comments were made at about the same time that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder scolded Fox News for having issues with this administration’s lack of clarity in defining who we are fighting, and Vice President Joe Biden again used the term “violent extremism” in addressing matters related to ISIS, and during ongoing negotiations on nuclear capability between the Obama administration and an Iranian regime that is hell-bent on eliminating Israel…
It’s becoming more apparent that this administration has no real idea what they’re dealing with, let alone sound plans for dealing with the very real threats that radical Islamists pose. If the myriad Obamacare debacles and executive amnesty and “fast and furious” and the IRS scandals and the mess in the Veteran’s Administration, etc., etc,. have not been enough to convince you of how badly we, the voting public, failed over the past two presidential elections, maybe the disastrous mess this bunch has made of truly dangerous foreign affairs will do the trick.
It’s a safe bet that Ms. Harf and her colleagues will struggle in finding suitable employment for ISIS fighters and their Islamist brethren for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that, judging from recent videos showing scores of beheadings, they seem to be quite busy already.