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