“[I] promise you things are much less dangerous now than they were 20 years ago, 25 years ago or 30 years ago.”
His promise came just hours after U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron warned that his county is facing the “greatest terrorist threat” in history, in addition to our own officials warning of “significant increase” in jihadi chatter leading up to the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. However, Obama blamed social media for our knowledge of these matters, saying that the “world has always been messy.”
“In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through,” he said. “The good news is that American leadership has never been more necessary and there’s really no competition out there for the ideas and the values that can create the sort of order that we need in this world.”
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Obama went on to say that the threats posed by the Islamic State are not something that is comparable to the challenges faced during the Cold War:
“This is not comparable to the challenges that we faced when we had an entire block of Communist countries that were trying to do us in. This is something we can handle, because we are Americans and that’s what we do.”
Is this guy really serious? Sometimes I have a hard time determining whether he is just really that inept in his role as president, or whether he thinks we are really dumb enough to believe the lies continually spewing from his mouth. But don’t mention that to the zombies attending the Democratic National Committee. They’ll just call you a racist!