The Crusades Are Over; Focus On The Threat At Hand

In case you missed it, President Obama’s remarks at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast have disappointed, frustrated, and stunned many Americans.

Speaking about how we should grapple with the threat of radical Islamic terrorism, he said, “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

The Crusades and the Inquisition were dark times, but they also occurred centuries ago. Instead of spending time discussing who can or cannot cast blame for terrorism or who is or is not on a “high horse,” the Obama administration should be focused on eliminating the very real, very current threat of terrorism.

Only weeks ago we witnessed the attacks in France. ISIS continues to do unspeakable things in the Middle East, destabilizing governments and slaughtering innocents. Al Qaeda and affiliated groups plot ways to attack America and other free countries.

For far too long, the Obama administration has lacked a strategy for dealing with ISIS. At one point, they even admitted as much. As recently as this past Sunday, reporter Bob Woodard observed, “There’s no strategy” for ISIS.

Earlier this year, NBC’s foreign affairs correspondent said that the president’s foreign policy claims in his State of the Union, “suspended disbelief.” With the president’s latest remarks, we’ve once again been reminded that the White House does not have a clear strategy and does not seem to be concerned about developing one.

The truth is President Obama’s priorities seem out of touch with those of the American people. Americans want a president who’s 100 percent focused on keeping us safe today and tomorrow, not on lecturing about the history of centuries past.

Yes, Americans must recognize the difference between peaceful adherents to a religion and those who abuse that religion as an excuse to murder and abuse innocents. But we must also recognize the reality of the threat we face today.

It’s frustrating when the president makes out-of-touch remarks and seems to lump all Christians together and criticize them. It would be nice if he would apologize to those hurt by his comments. But more importantly, it would be nice if he would stand strong against those who threaten our county, our families, and our freedom.

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