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I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate. ISIL seeks to exploit the idea that there’s war between Islam and the West, and when you start seeing individuals in positions of responsibility suggesting Christians are more worthy of protection than Muslims are in a war-torn land that feeds the ISIL narrative. It’s counter productive. And it needs to stop. And I would add these are the same folks who suggested they’re so tough that just talk to Putin or staring down ISIL (will work) .. but they’re scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America as part of our tradition of compassion.
First they were worried the press was too tough on them in the debates; now they’re worried about 3-year old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me.
They’ve been playing on fear to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible. It needs to stop because the world is watching. I was proud after the attacks in Boston took place and we did not resort to fear and panic. Boston Strong. People went to the ball game that same week and sang the national anthem. And went back to the stores and went back to the streets. That’s how you defeat ISIL, not by trying to divide the country or suggest our tradition of compassion should start now. [Source]
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: butcherguy
We've all heard this in the echo chamber. And they were CAUGHT. And DEALT with. It's gonna happen and we will deal with it.
But so you agree with those who believe the answer is to let segregated incidents instill us with fear and cast aside our courage and dignity and principles and look weak. Good to know.
We all have our own ways of dealing with fear.
Just hours after the president used the term “widows and orphans” to taunt the GOP over their opposition to flooding America with Syrian refugees ISIS has promised to seed with terrorists, a female suicide bomber in Paris blew herself up as police close
originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: ~Lucidity
That's nice, Obama is proud of the Martial law police state that locked down Boston. Militarized police pointing weapons at innocent Americans in their own homes to find two little dirt bags.
Keep sucking off your chosen brand of scumbag politician, it's been working so well so far.