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Watch: Senator SCHOOLS Obama On Senate Floor With One Perfect Sign And An Epic Speech

Fourth graders know more than the President of the United States when it comes to saying who is behind terrorist threats to America, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said Thursday night in a highly emotional speech aimed at the president.

Sasse displayed a poster spelling out the acronym ISIL, which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Sasse, however, omitted the first word, leaving only a capital I.

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“While the White House is insisting that no one use the word ‘Islamic’ or note any connection between the war that we’re facing and some subset of Islam—even as the White House insists that no one use the word—their own preferred adjective—ISIL or ISIS—begins with an ‘I,’” he said.

“Every fourth-grader in America can deduce, without any assistance from Vanna White, what the rest of the word that begins with an ‘I’ is,” Sasse said.

“We are obviously not at war with all Muslims, but we are at war with those who believe that they would kill in the name of religion. And the White House insist that we muzzle ourselves and not tell the truth,” Sasse said.

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Sasse said America is unable to craft the right strategy to defeat the Islamic State if its leaders won’t even publicly identify the enemy. The administration’s dithering, he claimed, hampers the efforts of intelligence and national security professionals..

“They have no strategy to deploy, they have no rational policy to implement and they have been asked to defeat an enemy that their commander in chief refuses even to name,” Sasse said. “This is lunacy, it is absurd and it is unacceptable. Mr. President, please lead.”

Sasse demanded that President Obama stop talking and start acting.

“Stop lecturing Americans that they’re supposedly stupid to be frightened about jihadis who actually do want to bomb their sporting event. And instead use your pen and phone as Commander-in-Chief to start telling us what your plan is to find and kill those who would do us harm. Start telling us what your actual plan is to have a Middle Eastern map that isn’t generating more failed states that become terrorist training camps,” Sasse said Tuesday.

Sasse boiled down the issue to its fundamental principles.

“We are at war,” he said. “The American people already know this. Our enemies obviously know this. …It is only this town that seems confused. Washington ignores what it cannot escape.”

“This is a clash of civilizations— a fight between free people and a totalitarian movement,” he said. “We are free and our enemies hate it. …They hate us not because of any particular thing we have done, by omission or by commission; they hate us because of who we are,” he said.

h/t: Townhall

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