Tuesday, February 17, 2015

US Solution to ISIS ...." give them jobs!"

No kidding! ....
Marie Harf sat down for an interview with Chris Matthews of MSNBC and the result was every bit as erudite as you could hope for. 
Video courtesy of NewsBusters:

After wringing his hands for a bit about how the foreign policy of his beloved Barack Obama didn’t seem to be doing much to slow the Islamic State down –

 “If I were ISIS, I wouldn’t be afraid right now!” – Matthews asked Harf, “Are we killing enough of them?”

Her answer will be studied by connoisseurs of blinkered stupidity for decades to come: 

“We cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the longer term – we need the longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups.  Whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs…”
“We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime, or fifty lifetimes,” Matthews interrupted, a note of incredulity creeping into his voice. 

“There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join.” 
But what he says to Harf is correct, and he shouldn’t be surprised by her answer at all. This is the world Matthews helped to build by doing his bit to park Barack Obama in the White House for eight years.

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