President Barack Obama gave a farewell speech to our military service members Wednesday. What he said will likely make you ask ‘Is it January 20th yet?’
President Obama told a gathering of military members Wednesday that there has not been a terrorist attack on American soil during the eight years of his presidency. The remark has since caused an uproar, with reaction ranging from disbelief to outright ridicule.
President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at Joint Base Myer in Arlington, Va., for a military farewell ceremony.
While speaking, he touted the fact that “no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years.”
Fox News posted this graphic on Facebook with the quote, and the response has been negative, to say the least.
The President seems to forget the 2009 shooting at Ft. Hood, Texas, which left 13 dead and 30 injured. U.S. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was directly linked to radical Muslims connected with Al Qaeda.
He also seemed to forget the 2013 Boston bombing, when the Tsarnaev brothers, under foreign influence, killed three and injured dozens more.
In 2015, Mohammad Abdulazeez killed four U.S. Marines and a Navy sailor at a Chattanooga, Tennessee recruiting center.
In 2015, fourteen people are shot and killed by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. While they are self-radicalized, it is proven they are influenced by foreign radicals.
This parsing of words and selective reasoning by President Obama has been his approach to radical Islamic terrorism for the last eight years. He can argue that since the shooters themselves were not official members of a terrorist group, he has kept America safe from foreign terror. The families of the dead know better.
President Obama just does not get it when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism. This speech only proves it.
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