This, from the guy who uses hashtags to fight terrorism, draws red lines…
“Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America,” he said.
Obama added, “At first they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three year old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”
The president contended his critics were playing right into the Islamic State’s hands.
“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate,” he said. “ISIL seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the West, and when you start seeing individuals in position of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land that feeds the ISIL narrative. It’s counter productive. And it needs to stop.”
Obama concluded alleging the position taken by those expressing caution was motivated by political aspirations.
“They’ve been playing on fear to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible,” he said. “It needs to stop because the world is watching.”
Oh, but it’s fine score political points by throwing a temper tantrum. Got it.
Nice to see the President listening to the very real concerns of over 30 Governors. What was Obama telling college kids just a few weeks back again? Oh right, Obama said they shouldn’t be “coddled and protected from different points of view“.
Remember, the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.
MEANWHILE: 2 Dead, 7 Arrested in Paris Raids
SAINT-DENIS, France —
A woman wearing an explosive suicide vest blew herself up Wednesday as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week’s gun and bomb rampage was believed to be holed up, police said.
They said one man was also killed and seven people arrested in the standoff, which began before dawn and continued for more than seven hours, with gunfire and large bangs sporadically ringing out near the apartment building In the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis
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