In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, President Obama spoke to a grieving nation on Monday painting a rosy picture of our fight against ISIL – before going on a rant against using the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” But, on Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and painted a much more frightening picture of America’s war on
radical Islamic terrorists (sorry Obama, I meant to say) ISIL, stating that, while we have damaged them financially and in some theaters, “Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach.”
Based on what Director Brennan said on Thursday, Obama less than truthful on Monday when addressed the nation on Monday:
ISIL’s ranks are shrinking as well. Their morale is sinking. As one defender — as one defector said, ISIL “is not bringing Islam to the world, and people need to know that.” Thanks to international efforts, the flow of foreign fighters — including from America to Syria and Iraq — has plummeted. In fact, our intelligence community now assesses that the ranks of ISIL fighters has been reduced to the lowest levels in more than two and half years.
Rather than share with America the full story of the status of our fight against
radical Muslim organizations, (sorry I meant to say) organizations with absolutely no connection to Islam, never even heard of Allah or Mohammed, and have never even seen a crescent moon, the POTUS spent the final 1,300 words of his 3,000-word speech admonishing those who want him to use the term, “radical Islam”…