The triumphant proclamation by Vice President Biden that we were going to “follow them (ISIS) to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice” will go down in history as one of the hollowest promises ever made by an elected official—second only to “if you like your doctor or healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your doctor or healthcare plan”.
After hearing this speech and watching the news, I am only to assume that the gates of hell can be found in Bagdad or Kobani because we’ve followed ISIS’s successful military conquests up to this point. So Joe, what is your master plan to demoralize and annihilate ISIS? Strategic bombing? Where has that gotten us thus far? Essentially nowhere. The bottom line is if Bagdad falls, so will Iraq—as did Vietnam with the fall of Saigon.
I am not here to debate military strategy or agree or disagree with the Vice President. I write this blog to call out the man and the Obama administration on the utter emptiness of this promise. Just like the healthcare example, the Obama administration gives both the world and the American people false promises, lies and excuses.
For fun, I’ll provide a few more examples: “The Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration.” “Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” “We reject the use of national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime.” “We reject sweeping claims of ‘inherent’ presidential power.” “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” I saved the best for last: “[T]oday I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay – and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.”
So what is the consequences of these lies? Thanks to Obama and his administration America has lost her credibility. Both domestically and abroad, our credibility crumbles by the day while our mainstream media stands idly by giving Obama a free pass. Well, there will be no free pass handed out today. America deserves better!