Did you see the story about Obama’s visit to the Pentagon yesterday?
HERE is an article about it. My question is, can we really call the fight against ISIS (he always calls it ISIL) a ‘campaign’ as he does? Is it a ‘campaign’ or should we call it a ‘war’, or a ‘crusade?’..OK, maybe not crusade (I’m kidding!)
WHY does he have to use terms like “JV” and “Whack-a-Mole?” Why can’t he speak normal Presidential English we’re used to hearing?
I am positive he has information we don’t have, obviously…but it occurs to me that ANY OF US could have come out of the Pentagon with the same speech he made. Nothing new. Nothing interesting. No reassurance that we’ll get ISIS. Just warnings and that this is a ‘generational’ thing.
What worried me was: “At the same time, he braced the public for a “long-term campaign” that will involve a “generational struggle” — a global battle with extremists for hearts and minds.”
I’m always afraid Obama means “We need to give them money, then when they’re rich and we’re poor, they’ll like us and stop attacking.”
How do you feel about all of this? I don’t mind playing whack-a-mole if huge bombs are the whacks and ISIS is the moles……..Should he refer to this awful fight of really threatening enemies a “campaign?”
What would YOU DO AGAINST ISIS?