He can't talk about a strategy in the Middle East because he doesn't have one. He thinks he doesn't need one because he's confident that ISIS, "the junior varsity," will implode. Hardly anyone agrees with him. Like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders he cannot even bring himself to say the words "radical Islamic violence." If he cannot bring himself to say who the enemy is, and what that enemy is up to, he can hardly deal with that radical Islamic enemy. He says Islamic refugees are no more likely to be violent than Christian refugees. He insists that ISIS is just another manifestation of terrorism, not a caliphate that demands to be recognized as a state. "Nobody," he says, "is under illusions that [ISIS] can actually in a sustained way feed people or educate people or organize a society that would work." Maybe Mr. Obama doesn't know anyone who thinks that, but there are many well-informed people who do. The record is clear that ISIS can indeed operate as a state. It collects garbage and collects taxes — what else must a state do to demonstrate its effectiveness?
Here is something to know: the shooting took place between two rival groups and is believed to be gang-related. The police chief believes that it may have something to do with the heroin trade. That means it was a crime shooting, a shootout between criminals (and that witnesses, incidentally, appear afraid to talk to the police, though it is believed many in attendance know who the shooters were.)
Scandinavian hotel chain bans bacon and sausage. (Despite this, one must admire the owner because he eliminated pay-per-view porn from all Nordic Choice hotels after citing its connection to child trafficking, replacing the channels with contemporary video art on demand in 2013)
However, I think he should keep the porn ban but reinstate bacon.
It's not really surprising that after seven years of an administration of serial liars, empty promises and failed plans, an overwhelming percentage of the public does not trust elected officials, their politics or the government they're supposed to be running.
Byron York: U.S. ran out of ammo in attack on ISIS trucks. (Obama just doesn't care about ISIS or about how many people they kill. Dealing with a bunch of sociopathic killers is simply inconvenient and interfers with his hard left agenda.)
Progressivism says Western Civilization, that is, Christendom, is the source of sin. Everyone outside Christendom is blameless, a victim of Europe, and all woman and perverts inside Christendom are likewise victims of various forms of oppression. God says Christ is the only salvation, that no one is blameless, that all are victims, not just of human but also of hellish oppressors.
Progressivism says a Glorious Leader and Worldly Messiah will arise to lead the oppressed to violent and bloody victory over their oppressors, which include the whole system of the world, all its laws and customs.
No Glorious Leader ever accomplishes utopia, or, for that matter, leaves his nation better than he found it, or even leaves it intact. This is always blamed on the insufficiency of the political will of the loyalists and the disployalty of saboteurs. It is always promised that more bloodshed will solve the problem more mass-liquidations.