Obama showing good sense in fight against ISIS

At the very worst time in history, a time when we are going to bring some 25,000 Syrian refugees into this country,

Editor, The Times:

At the very worst time (is there ever a good time?) in history, a time when we are going to bring some 25,000 Syrian refugees into this country, a pair of ISIS inspired Moslem fanatics had to open fire on Americans, killing 14 of them. What terrible timing!

In the aftermath, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech on Sunday in which he pointed that the ‘all out war’ that many were calling for in the aftermath of this terrible attack really didn’t make much sense.

After all, it was his predecessor, George Bush, whose crusade (along with the coalition of the willing, Ship of Fools) went into Iraq looking for non-existent weapons of mass destruction and led to the creation of a real weapon of destruction in the form of ISIS.

Obama called once again for better gun control. In 2015 there have been 353 mass shootings in the U.S of A. The right to bear arms shouldn’t mean the right to blow U.S. citizens away.

All this has translated into Obama, that Moslem Socialist, is going to take our assault rifles – Kalashnikovs (although a patriot should not use a Russian rifle) – stun grenades and 50-caliber machine guns away from us. How are we ever going to defend ourselves from ourselves?

And that awful Obama has sided with ISIS. After all, he will not put American boots on the ground to support a moderate Syrian opposition — a force that, as Robert Fisk has pointed out, is mainly imaginary. Or are Americans supposed to fight the Russians? After all, Russia is supporting Syrian President Assad. Just what would American solders do?

Talks about the epitome of Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

What I find so perplexing is the utter hatred that the Right here in Canada has for Barack Obama.

South of the border this is understandable. After all, Negroes were bought in as slaves to be worked to death in the cotton fields. After the war there was Jim Crow racism and then a hard-fought civil rights movement. But one wouldn’t think that racism would play that great a role in the land of the Maple Leaf.

Thankfully, we have Barack Obama.

But I guess the Canadian Right would rather have Donald Trump.

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.

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