Over at the National Review Online.
Obama refuses to call Radical Islam Terror:
There is a pretend quality to Obama’s stance on radical Islamic terrorism. It starts with his refusal to utter that phrase, preferring the meaningless term “violent extremists.”
Imagine American GIs capturing a steamer trunk full of Adolf Hitler’s papers in 1944, and then being told by Team FDR to stand down while 90 percent of these treasures remained unread.
When the Islamic State first emerged, it traversed Iraqi and Syrian deserts in pick-up trucks. A few days of relentless bombing would have reduced these maggots to cinders. Instead, Obama’s daintiness let them seize territory the size of Great Britain. The group now has infiltrated Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen, sealed an alliance with Boko Haram in Nigeria, and much more.