I didn’t write a word of the following, but I surely agree with every word of it. This President is among the most inept “leaders” this Country has ever seen. He is the perfect politician, whining about the past and his opposition while applying short-term focused solutions to populist issues and ignoring the most difficult and serious.
In the following example, the seriousness of inaction and excuses is incalculable.
President Barack Obama described the shooting as “an act of terror and an act of hate.” He made clear his disapproval of gun laws. He called for solidarity. He said nothing about ISIS, or the way the Islamic State’s hold on territory in Syria and Iraq reinforces the charismatic potency of its ideological appeal, disseminated from that base through the internet.
He also said this: “To actively do nothing is a decision as well.”
Yes, to have actively done nothing in Syria over more than five years of war — so allowing part of the country to become an ISIS stronghold, contributing to a massive refugee crisis in Europe, acquiescing to slaughter and displacement on a devastating scale, undermining America’s word in the world, and granting open season for President Vladimir Putin to strut his stuff — amounts to the greatest foreign policy failure of the Obama administration.
It has made the world far more dangerous. I hope for the best but fear the victory of the politics of anger in America and Europe.
Roger Cohen, The New York Times Opinion section, June 13,2016
All this is quite ironic in view of the Facebook post I saw today.