“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific… As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.”
Many of you will recognize the quote above as being part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress on December 8, 1941, the day after the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Now, so that no one misunderstands me, let me be clear: FDR’s leadership when the time came to join the war was incredible. He recognized what actions had to be taken, and he ordered his generals to do all that was necessary to achieve “absolute victory.” In contrast, our current President would rather discuss the weather with leaders of other nations that take the necessary actions to destroy the radical Islamic threat once and for all.
In September of last year, the President declared that America is “leading the fight” against ISIS. Just last month the President said the following:
But what I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership or America winning, or whatever other slogans they come up with that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people, and to protect people in the region who are getting killed, and to protect our allies and people like France. I’m too busy for that.
Whereas FDR was assertive in his statement that he would do everything possible to achieve victory and defend Americans, out current President can not decide whether he wants to lead or not. An odd predicament for the man that is supposed to be the “leader of the free world”.
As I mentioned before, President Obama is no FDR. He has yet to take a forceful stance on ISIS, and has only begun to take them seriously in the past few years after mistaking them for the “JV” team. Obama insists that “climate change” is an issue of pressing concern, and that it can lead to terrorism and wars. The fact of the matter is, there is no satellite data backing up the President, as well as most Democrat’s, claims that the earth is warming. In fact, Al Gore is currently being sued for fraud by 30,000 scientists for his alleged profiting off of “global warming”. President Obama has tried his best to turn fiction into reality, instead of focusing on the reality that is ISIS IS a pressing threat that needs to be dealt with in force, swiftly, vengefully, and forcefully. America SHOULD be leading the fight against ISIS, rather than sitting on the sideline. America SHOULD be doing what is necessary to achieve “absolute victory” over this growing threat. However, we are not. FDR recognized what needed to be done, and ensured America’s dominance over the Nazi’s and the Japanese. I hope that President Obama wakes up from his dreamworld soon, and remembers that actual nation security matters (ISIS) need to be dealt with rather than discussing the weather with a few world leaders.