Remember that Jim Carrey movie, Dumb & Dumber? Well, here’s what it looks like from The Hill:
In what can only be described as the dumbest thing out of the Obama administration since…. yesterday, deputy spokesperson for what used to be the U.S. Department of State and former Obama campaign worker Marie Harf (above) trotted out this stroke of genius on the war on ISIS: “We cannot win this war by killing them.”
I wasn’t going to blog about this. Was not, was not, was not! But in reference to Harf’s comment I gotta ask (you knew this was coming, right?): WHY NOT??!!
Oh, wait. We’re talking the Obama Department of Stupidity. Gotcha. Fresh off that hit single, Moon Over Strategic Patience, State Department Spokesperson Harf told Chris Matthews on Monday night:
“We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs…”
Picked yourself up off the floor yet? That’s okay. I’ll wait. On second thought, never mind. Might as well stay there. Cuz here’s the rest:
These people get paid to come up with this stuff? Methinks taxpayers are getting seriously ripped off. But what else is new?
There’s a reason #JobsForISIS was trending heavily on Twitter yesterday. Because as we all know, the main reason ISIS kills people is because its murderous members can’t find work. Doggone if their special skill sets – beheadings, stonings, burnings, etc. – aren’t quite what most Fortune 500 companies are looking for. But hey, according to Harf & Brain Surgeons Incorporated, there’s no need to fret. Let’s offer a bunch of bloodthirsty savages extended unemployment benefits, maybe a little job cross-training and some GED classes, and they’ll stop murdering innocents, right? How ‘bout free healthcare? Free community college? A free cell phone? Michelle’s school lunches? We might even gas up their camels. Then ISIS members will make nice, right?
Time for another James Taylor group hug?
If good ‘ole James isn’t up for another concert, how ‘bout extending executive amnesty for every poor, downtrodden and underprivileged jihadi in the world? Then we can all sit around the campfire and sing kum by yah while they’re busily imposing Sharia law on everyone. If that doesn’t work, maybe President Pattycake can invite a bunch of murderous beheading barbarians over for afternoon tea and crumpets?
Contrast Harf’s comments with this little gem from Dr. Ben Carson, also on Monday: BOOM! Ben Carson Says THIS is How We Fight ISIS.
Meanwhile, here’s an idea: How ‘bout we and our allies locate, close with, and destroy the enemy or his will to fight by fire and close combat? Not “degrade” it. Not “defeat” it. But crush the enemy. Destroy it. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. They quit or die. Their choice. Or as Ronald Reagan famously said, We win. They lose. Period.
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