What else has to happen?
What will it take to conjure up a serious, un-forced reaction from this president? Or perhaps more realistically, what will it take for people to realize that this president’s lethargic responses time and again, just might MEAN something?
Silence, my friends, is not always golden.
Sure, the president made a statement: “It’s an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share,” and, since France is America’s oldest ally, the U.S. is “prepared and ready to provide whatever assistance the government and the people of France need to respond.”
“We don’t know the details of what happened … the situation is unfolding.”
Among other things.
Yes, he spoke words. People heard him. His responses have been audible.
I repeat: silence is not always golden.
IT IS ABOUT ISLAM.
And our president has been SILENT.
How many more times do we have to hear the bloodcurdling cries of Allah Akbar as these demons violently END LIVES?
How many more times do we have to hear this president declare that Islamic State isn’t the real threat (it’s the jayvee squad!) or even worse, that we’ve CONTAINED it—something he uttered just hours before the attacks swooped down on Paris?
How many more times must we have our noses rubbed in the Crusades (which incidentally, for better or worse had their roots in the attempt to quell Islamic forces) so that this president doesn’t have to acknowledge the clear, present and UNIQUE danger we face?
How many more bright young men like my brother’s friend James Foley must have their heads severed in the desert?
How many more women and CHIDLREN must be sold into sexual slavery?
How many more children must be crucified, tortured, maimed?
(I ACHED for my daughter as I wrote this. I LITERALLY ACHED. I was a thousand miles away from her and I couldn’t hold her; I couldn’t protect her—and even if I were there, what could I really do? While our president’s family sleeps safely under a blanket of security provided by very big men with very big guns, we sit outside with the wolves HE is now openly inviting in.)
WHAT ELSE needs to happen before this nation comes to terms with the fact that its president has shown immense apathy, disinterest, and even annoyance when it comes to beating back the snarling jowls of Islamic terror?
Apathy, disinterest, and annoyance—yup, you heard me right.
Prove me wrong.