After bodies of Christians were piled like cord wood, decapitated heads of adults and reports of murdered children in Mosul, entire faiths nearly wiped out and women taken away into slavery, Obama has decided to send some military help to Iraq.
But, not to definitively stop any of that, because according to him, "there's no American military solution to the larger crisis there."
The larger crisis in Iraq is that forces are outnumbered by the caliphate-emboldened lunatic fringe. The key is to stop the genocide there, because if you don't, it will spread to every land. When will we defend Christianity? After refusing to use the term "War on Terror" for the past six years of his administration, the President once again shows that he does not work to see evil vanquished around the globe. And though non-interventionists argue that he should do nothing, doing nothing always helps the aggressor become stronger.
Last week, Obama sat down with his preferred pet "journalist," Tom Friedman.
Friedman writes, "At the end of the day, the president mused, the biggest threat to America - the only force that can really weaken us - is us. We have so many things going for us right now as a country - from new energy resources to innovation to a growing economy - but, he said, we will never realize our full potential unless our two parties adopt the same outlook that we're asking of Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds or Israelis and Palestinians: No victor, no vanquished and work together."
Are we delivering airstrikes in Iraq so we can all work together? Hamas is killing its own people so that we can have no vanquished, no victor, and soon they'll sing "Kumbaya"? No, they'll sing Allauah Akbar as they slice off our heads.
My God is not their God.
There cannot be peace with those who believe you should die for following a religion that calls murder a mortal sin. How can one side use murder to become holy, and the other to be holy avoiding murder at all costs?
There is such a thing as right and wrong.
There is good and evil.
And, yes, there is a difference between protecting your people and strapping a bomb to one to kill many.
Murder and violence is against God's law, at least, the God that blessed this nation. In his remarks on Saturday, the President, contrary to his words to Friedman, said this about intervening in Iraq:
"The United States cannot and should not intervene every time there's a crisis in the world. But when there's a situation like the one on this mountain-when countless innocent people are facing a massacre, and when we have the ability to help prevent it-the United States can't just look away. That's not who we are. We're Americans. We act. We lead. And that's what we're going to do on that mountain. As one American who wrote to me yesterday said, 'it is the right thing to do.'"
So, I'm not sure: are we our biggest threat to us, or are we leaders in the fight against inhumanity? The massacres that have happened to this point weren't worth preventing? And notice, he said we have the ability to "help" prevent. Not prevent, just help, because, you know, there is no military solution to genocide, I guess. Beyond that, his strikes are only to try to help the Iraqi military rescue the Yazidi. It will not stop the underlying problem, which is that ISIS wants all non-Muslims annihilated.
The President is wrong. The force that weakens us is not us. It is a foreign policy that does not defend what we stand for as Americans. As President Reagan said, "Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
Our military has been weakened in the unending argument domestically about how we are to tackle our deficits and debt. Our national identity is under attack from atheistic and secular activism. More and more, we are being pushed to believe the false notion that we can continue to be a great nation without acknowledging our Creator. But, it is difficult to explain, sometimes, why it is necessary for the United States to remain a defender of Christianity and Judaism. It is for the same reason that Christians do not seek to murder Muslims for their faith, but act in defense of those who are outnumbered by a faction hell-bent on slaughtering them for being non-Muslim.
The world will never sing Kumbaya. There will always be conflict and war. World Peace is not possible when terrorist murderers have a belief system that rewards them for killing. But, a strong America that defends the good and righteously eliminates genocidal maniacs from the face of the earth is more a recipe for Peace on Earth than simply curbing them and hoping the forces in Iraq can kill them before being annihilated first.
This "new way" of thinking about America, the new secularism, denies the fact that the goodness of man comes from his morality and belief that there is a higher power. It makes it impossible for those who wish to remove Judeo-Christian belief systems from the hearts and minds of first, those in government, and ultimately, the citizens, to see that we are in the middle of a holy war. As usual, the Christians and Jews are not the aggressors and are spat upon for defending themselves. But, unless and until we have leadership that acknowledges our Creator as the grantor of our rights, and who encourages the traditional beliefs of our great nation in every aspect of policy, the murderous savages in the Middle East will continue their grisly trade.