Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly went right after President Barack Obama in a recent Talking Points Memo. O’Reilly explained that almost every foreign policy decision that President Obama has made seems specifically designed to allow him to do as little leading as possible on the international front.
At this point at least 31 governors have told the president they oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the country. Eight governors say they support the action — California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington.
Talking Points believes the argument should be moot.
As we put forth last night, NATO should declare war on ISIS and in doing so that alliance could then move into Syria, set up safe zones for refugees and a huge problem might begin to be solved.
If Syrians in danger are protected by NATO forces, there is no reason for them to go to Europe or America.
So, in addition to confronting ISIS militarily, the 28 NATO nations would be providing safe zones for civilians at risk.
Does that make sense? Of course it does.
So why won’t President Obama take the lead in mobilizing NATO against ISIS?
We discussed a myriad of reasons last night, but here’s the one that makes the most sense:
Mr. Obama does not have the will to lead in the War on Terror.
We have seen this before in the White House.
President James Buchanan, who served from 1857 to 1861, absolutely sat on his hands when the nation was dividing over the issues of slavery and economic policy.
Buchanan, perhaps the worst president in history, allowed the situation to get out of control and so the Civil War began.
Right now, President Obama is in a similar situation — continuing his passive posture as the terror problem grows worse.
His policy is one of disengagement and that has led to mass chaos in the Middle East, Africa and Europe…
Now next week, French President Hollande will visit the White House and we assume some new strategy will be announced.
Because at this point in history it is Barack Obama who is setting himself up for an amazing defeat should the ISIS terrorists strike America or continue their mass killings.
If Mr. Obama values his legacy, he will think long and hard about leading the NATO alliance against the ISIS savages.
And in his deliberation he should gaze at the picture of James Buchanan hanging on a White House wall.