OBAMA PLEDGES TO ‘DEGRADE’ CALIPHATE
President Obama tonight seemed authentic and ready. His tough words against these terrorists rise new hope in our efforts to preserve freedom here and around the world from being intimidated by fear. This president also laid down the law, saying that they would find “no safe haven” if they choose to threaten the United States and the American people. His expressed leadership shows promise.
I do disagree with something he also mentioned. America is not safer since the attacks against our homeland thirteen years ago. Just because our intelligence community suggests no certain threat exists, that does not clarify that we are not in danger. There will always be enemies out there that are ready to strike, but these efforts in the coming days can help shape a much safer existence not only for us, but for everyone who values freedom. Freedom will always prevail over fear.
The caliphate must be severed at the spine. Their people and network and financial capabilities must be eliminated without mercy. We cannot miss this opportunity to diminish their existence, and to solidify that those who stand up against them are willing to do whatever it takes. I commend President Obama for finally taking a stand against terror, and I hope that in the days and weeks to come we have finally demonstrated justice. I stand with our president in this accomplishable mission.
Some will use this address to attack our president. They will say he is only seeming tough - and a little too late - to save his faltered presidency. There comes a time where political differences must be laid to rest, and this is one of those times. Americans must rally against these terrorists as a nation united, and not as a nation divided. Our focus must be to preserve freedom, not to attack the president.