When asked why President Barack Obama insisted on pursuing a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said: “I think that the pursuit of the agreement is based on the President’s hope that over a 10-year period with the sanctions being lifted that the Iranians will become a constructive stakeholder in the international community. That — that as their economy begins to grow again, that — that they will abandon their ideology, their theology, their revolutionary principles, their meddling in various parts of the region. And, frankly, I believe that’s very unrealistic.”
The very morning of the Paris attacks, Obama called ISIS/ISIL “contained.” And hours before last month’s al-Qaida-claimed hotel attacks in the capital of Mali, Africa, which killed 20, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced al-Qaida “neutralized.”
Even after the Paris attacks, Obama summoned only enough indignation to describe the attacks as a “setback.” Meanwhile, the equally leftist, equally anti-war French president Francois Hollande called the attacks an “act of war,” and promised, “France, because it was foully, disgracefully and violently attacked, will be unforgiving with the barbarians from Daesh (ISIS).”
Just as he did following the deadly attack at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic, Obama, after the radicalized Islamic-inspired terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, called for more gun control. He also urged Congress to pass laws preventing those whose names appear on a no-fly list from acquiring firearms, as well as other “common sense” measures.
Never mind that California, where the two radical Islamists murdered 14 and wounded 21, long ago imposed “common sense” measures, including the closure of the so-called “gun-show loophole,” restrictions on the purchase of certain assault and assault-style weapons, limits on handgun purchases to one per month per person and a 10-day waiting period prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm.