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Obama's ISIS Strategy: Smoke and Mirrors

Ever since talk radio blew his “I’m so checking out” cover, Obama has been forced to drum up a strategy for dealing with ISIS. That strategy can be summed up in three words: smoke and mirrors.

Here’s how this will work:

Look tough:

"I'm thinking seriously about drawing a red line."
“I’m thinking seriously about drawing a red line. Or a unicorn.”

While, ultimately, Obama’s handlers are thrilled with his progress thus far, they don’t like it when he looks like a detached ninny. He keeps forgetting that he’s supposed to act presidential while he dismantles the country confronts a crisis.

Golf:

"I look so presidential when I swing the sticks."
“I look so presidential when I swing the sticks.”

Golfing really isn’t part of the strategy. The guy simply can’t help himself.

Offer up plans that are obvious dead ends:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan  and Obama
“Join my coalition, Erdogan.” “You work for me, Barack.”

Part of looking tough, on and off the golf course, is setting up an international coalition of bad asses against ISIS. But it seems our quasi-ally, Turkey, isn’t on board.

Turkey has denied us the use of their air bases.

“Turkey will refuse to allow a US-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday.”

Apparently, Turkey doesn’t want to help Obama pretend to clean up the sand box. There could be a myriad of reasons for this, but the one I’m going with is that they really don’t want their sand box cleaned up. Or they simply don’t want to crawl into bed with a rookie like Obama. Either way, Turkey won’t play.

Did anyone seriously think Turkey would let us use their air bases to facilitate the bombing of their buddies in Syria? Since Obama took office, the Middle East has become one big Islamic frat, and Barry wants in. He  has no intention of betraying the brotherhood, and they know it. But it seems Turkey doesn’t want to take part in the ruse, either.

Golf/Energize:

"I'm feeling so energized."
“I’m feeling so energized.”

Dismantling the free world takes a lot out of a guy.

Organize a coalition to take the blame when this all falls apart:

John Kerry with the cast of Glee.
John Kerry with the cast of Glee. No Human Rights violators here.

So, apparently,  John Kerry has rounded up ten Arab nations to join our coalition against ISIS.  Not to look a gift horse in the mouth,  but couldn’t we get ten nations that aren’t known for funding terrorism? I guess when you’ve alienated the free world you can’t be too choosy, right?

Look oblivious engaged in domestic issues:

Hey kids, what noise does a plane make when it flies into a building?"
Hey kids, what noise does a plane make when it flies into a building?”

Quick. It’s 9/11 and someone yells, “KaBOOM!” Is your first reaction to hit the insensitive schmuck or fill backpacks for homeless children? If you’re an American with a conscience, the schmuck is on the floor. If you are Obama and his gal-pal, Michelle, you’re filling backpacks with the organization, KaBOOM.

What is KaBOOM’s mission? From their website:

…to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.

KaBOOM sounds like a great organization, but let’s be honest, KaBOOM? On 9/11? With pictures of FLOTUS promoting herself Kaboom all over Twitter?

Take a bucket list mini-vacation:

"I'm walking on sunshine, woah woah. And don't it feel good!"
“When I’m done being president of what’s left of America, I’m gonna own NATO.”

After the NATO Summit in Wales, Obama visited Stonehenge and exclaimed, “How cool is this! Knocked it off the bucket list.”

It’s impossible to even pretend this guy cares about optics.

Blame Bush:

"What I
“What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision.”

As with golf, he can’t help himself, or take responsibility.

Golf some more:

"...woah woah, and don't it feel...FORE!"
More golf than substance.

It’s pathological, really.

Barack Obama is a man who deeply despises this country all the way down to its founding. He has, on more than one occasion, expressed his love and admiration for the religion of Islam while turning a blind, unaffected (winking) eye to its atrocities.  Trusting Obama to lead the charge against ISIS is tantamount to trusting Lois Lerner with the tax information of American citizens. In both cases America loses.

The bottom line is that Obama, with the help of the media, will make a big show of getting tough with ISIS. He’ll even mismanage our military in his attempt to look like he owns a pair. But, at the end of the day, he has no intention of doing any real serious damage to ISIS, or any of our enemies.