"No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."
President Obama is known for wanting to "spread the wealth around," but he has now gone a step further. He is spreading blame around for his failure to notice the rapid rise of ISIS in
On "60 Minutes" last Sunday night, the president, who tends to use the personal pronoun when taking credit for perceived successes, blamed his
In 2008, when he ran for president, Mr. Obama blamed President
Members of the intelligence community quickly responded to Mr. Obama's assertion that they got it wrong. The UK Daily Mail online quotes an unnamed national security staff member as saying the president has received "highly accurate predictions" about the rise of ISIS since before the 2012 election. Perhaps if the president spent more time reading his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDB) and less time on the golf course or at political fundraisers he might have known. Or maybe he did know, but didn't care. He seems more interested in the so-called "war on women" than he does the very real terrorist war against the West.
Evidence of the rise of ISIS was visible in the terrorist group's conquering of
The focus on ISIS has diverted attention from what is an immediate and far greater threat (though they are all part of the same poisoned brew). That would be
Following on the heels of a sobering speech by Israeli Prime Minister
The main impediment to defeating Islamic radicalism is that we still do not treat it as a real war. As terrorist incidents increase within the U.S., many times from Muslim converts, some, according to
If we fought World War II the way we are fighting this war, Hitler's face might be on our money and
It's going to take more than airstrikes against ISIS targets and the arrest of terrorists after they commit heinous acts to defeat this threat to our security and way of life. If we ignore the threat, we will lose the war, but if we're proactive, we just might win it.
Blaming others for one's failure is not a strategy for victory. It's what losers do.