One of the more intriguing -- and disturbing -- aspects of Barack Obama's presidential behavior is his stubbornly persistent belief that saying something, anything, makes it so. Even in the face of bold facts to the contrary.
ObamaCare state exchanges are failing one after the other and he routinely informs both domestic and foreign audiences that it's a huge success.
Thanks to his virtual international coalition of 65 countries, now minus Canada, Obama says on national TV that ISIS is contained. Hours later, its operatives kill 130 in Paris, an horrific slaughter the Democrat dismissed as a "setback." Yes, especially for the dead people.
The United Nations -- that once well-meaning, now feckless body of talkers -- assembles scores of delegates to emit hot air in Paris about global warming, which Obama says was a sharp rebuke to ISIS' killers. At least two of its adherents apparently missed the rebuff and killed 14 Americans in San Bernardino.
Obama repeats that the greatest threat to American national security is global warming, which Army leaders don't even include among top threats.
Against overwhelmingly negative public opinion, Obama says he'll admit to the United States at least 10,000 alleged refugees from Syria, dismissing doubters as needless worriers or perhaps religious bigots.
He assures that's because each one of the newcomers will be thoroughly vetted first by that same U.N. and then by U.S. security agencies. The FBI director says thorough vetting of paperless refugees from a chaotic war zone is impossible.
Now it emerges that the thorough U.S. vetting of the fortunately deceased female San Bernardino terrorist from Pakistan did not include even checking her jihadist social media postings. No "Likes" for that negligence.
In his reluctant Dec. 6 Oval Office Address, Obama said things like: "Since the day I took this office, I’ve authorized U.S. forces to take out terrorists abroad precisely because I know how real the danger is."Read the rest of this Andrew Malcolm op-ed HERE.
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