President Obama’s farewell address to the nation Tuesday is in the books. Liberals and the mainstream media are acclaiming the speech as a great oratory and are mourning the fact that he is leaving office in nine days. Others are taking a closer look at the speech and finding attacks, errors and misleading spin.
In his farewell speech, Obama provided a state of the union for the American people. He touted the accomplishments of his administration to an adoring liberal crowd and offered his parting words of advise for the country as we enter yet another transition of power. Among his stated “accomplishments” was increased safety for the American people. Given the rise of ISIS and Islamic extremism in the Middle East, Europe and even in the United States, that assertion is questionable at best.
“Because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, because of our intelligence officers, and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland in these past eight years,” Obama said.
President Obama then reminded the nation of the dangers of radicalization recalling the terror of the attacks in Boston, San Bernandino, Orlando and Fort Hood. Ask the families of those who were killed by Islamic extremists in the United States if they care whether or not the attacks that killed their loved ones were organized inside or outside of the country. They were terror attacks. They were committed on American soil. And they were perpetrated by Islamic extremists.
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Obama cannot parse words and give himself a pat on the back for no “foreign” terrorist organization attacking the US when those organizations have simply changed their tactics and encouraged home-grown terrorists via the internet.
Obama is trying to portray himself as a president who has kept Americans safe. But the rise of ISIS, Islamic extremism and home-grown terrorists who receive their training online has most certainly made this world less safe.
Source: Red State