Obama’s my­opic ‘legacy’ fo­cus harm­ing U.S.

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - K.J. DOLNEY Columbia, South Carolina

Now in our 13th year of this asym­met­ric global war against rad­i­cal Is­lam, Americans are com­ing to re­al­ize they have made a grave mis­take. Whether by stay­ing home or mak­ing a spe­cific choice in a vot­ing booth, the majority of “We, the Peo­ple” put Barack Obama at the head of our na­tion not once, but twice.

We must ask our­selves how wise it was to pick an un­vet­ted wartime leader who has been se­verely crip­pled by the virus of in­de­ci­sion for most of his adult life, and who for six years has spent his days cast­ing an en­vi­ous eye at his pre­de­ces­sor’s suc­cess in de­fend­ing our home­land. Prov­ing him­self to be in­ca­pable of evolv­ing our do­mes­tic de­fenses to meet the new Is­lamic-in­spired, home­grown threat, Pres­i­dent Obama is do­ing his level best to se­man­ti­cally re­de­fine any suc­cess­ful ter­ror­ist act in the home­land as any­thing but, and to pro­tect his legacy, which is dis­ap­pear­ing faster than a red line in sand. If Mr. Obama can suc­cess­fully bury all the per­pe­trated acts of do­mes­tic Is­lamist ter­ror­ism that have oc­curred since 2008 deep in the pages of fed­eral and lo­cal crim­i­nal blot­ters, he can proudly boast that there were “no suc­cess­ful ter­ror­ist acts in the United States on my watch, ei­ther.”

Pres­i­dent Franklin De­lano Roo­sevelt told the Amer­i­can peo­ple that “the only thing we have to fear is fear it­self.” How­ever, it is fi­nally be­com­ing rapidly ap­par­ent to the Amer­i­can peo­ple that what we now have to fear un­der this ad­min­is­tra­tion is a com­man­der in chief whose big­gest per­sonal fear is liv­ing in the lead­er­ship shadow of his pre­de­ces­sor. Mr. Obama thinks he is the paragon of po­lit­i­cal and in­tel­lec­tual per­fec­tion, so by shun­ning face-to-face top­i­cal brief­ings in the Oval Of­fice pre­sented by knowl­edge­able sub­ject-mat­ter ex­perts, he can re­main the smartest man in the room.

Mr. Obama’s re­fusal to ac­cept ad­vice and his lack of com­pre­hen­sion when it comes to un­der­stand­ing the in­tel­li­gence ma­te­ri­als he is pre­sented cul­mi­nates in his in­abil­ity to lead. Time and again Mr. Obama has shown him­self un­able to prop­erly en­vi­sion de­vel­op­ing ad­ver­sar­ial gam­bits be­ing made by the Is­lamic State on the global chess­board. This is an op­po­nent that is prov­ing it­self more ca­pa­ble of evolv­ing than a “Star Trek” Borg.

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