This is how a President responds

Last night, Senator Ted Cruz released this statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Paris. Just so you know, this is how a President responds to an ally being attacked by a mutual enemy.

“America must stand with our allies against the scourge of radical Islamic terrorism. This is an evil that does not discriminate between French, German or American, Christian, Muslim or Jew, soldier, football player, or concert goer. Their only goal is to murder those who do not submit to their vicious, totalitarian ideology. Our deepest condolences go out to our French allies, and I know the government of the United States stands by to offer any assistance necessary.
 
“We must now face the facts. Between the downing of the Russian jet over Egypt and this massive coordinated attack on Paris, we are seeing an unmistakable escalation of ISIS’ ambitions and the scale of their terrorist attacks outside Syria and Iraq. Even as chaos rages in Paris, we need to take immediate, commonsense steps to preserve our own safety. We need to consult closely with our NATO allies who may be targeted for additional attacks. We need to immediately declare a halt to any plans to bring refugees that may have been infiltrated by ISIS to the United States. We need to redouble our efforts to prevent ISIS agents from penetrating our nation by other means.
 
“Such steps, however, are defensive reactions to an enemy that will continue to try to attack us until they succeed once again. We must immediately recognize that our enemy is not ‘violent extremism.’ It is the radical Islamism that has declared jihad against the west. It will not be appeased by outreach or declarations of tolerance. It will not be deterred by targeted airstrikes with zero tolerance for civilian casualties, when the terrorists have such utter disregard for innocent life. We must make it crystal clear that affiliation with ISIS and related terrorist groups brings with it the undying enmity of America—that it is, in effect, signing your own death warrant.” [emphasis Dianny’s]

And this morning on Fox News, he reiterated his position:

Jon Scott: Senator. As you well know Barack Obama won the presidency in part by recognizing that Americans were tired of war. If you do succeed in winning the office does it mean application of military force toward ISIS?

Ted Cruz: It means that we will have a Commander in Chief who takes seriously defeating radical Islamic terrorism. I recognize that Barack Obama does not wish to defend this country. He may have been tired of war but our enemies are not tired of killing us. And they’re getting stronger. Every region on earth has gotten worse under the Obama/Clinton foreign policy. Now that doesn’t mean we should be sending our sons and daughters to invade foreign countries and stay there forever and engage in “nation building.” Trying to turn Iraq into Switzerland. That’s not what our object should be. But we need a Commander-in-Chief who says we will defeat radical Islamic terrorism. Let me tell you what that would look like. That would look like number one using overwhelming power, in particular air power. You know, in the first Persian Gulf War, we had roughly eleven hundred air attacks a day. Obama right now is doing fifteen to thirty air attacks a day. It’s pin-prick, it’s photo-op foreign policy. Number two, we should be arming the Kurds. The Kurds are on the ground fighting ISIS. They are fierce allies of ours. They are out-armed, and yet they are our boots on the ground. And yet Obama, for political reasons, he doesn’t want to upset Bagdad so he won’t arm the Kurds. In a Cruz Administration, we would be using overwhelming air power and the Kurds as our boots on the ground. And it would be clear to any militant on the face of the earth: if you go and join ISIS, if you wage Jihad against America, you’re signing your death warrant.

When a President knows that his first priority is the safety and security of the American people, this is how a President responds.

He doesn’t offer apologies or excuses.

He doesn’t play semantics.

He acts.

He acts to ensure the homeland is safe.

He acts to ensure the enemy is destroyed.

Not “contained,” Mr. Obama.

Destroyed.

This is how a President responds

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6 thoughts on “This is how a President responds

  • November 14, 2015 at 3:55 pm
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    If only Ted could tell Obama to get the hell out of the way and let him drive this train we might could get this party started but I don’t foresee anything changing with BHO at the wheel.

  • November 14, 2015 at 4:13 pm
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    “Nous allons mener le combat, il sera impitoyable.”
    (We are going to wage a war that will be pitiless.)
    -François Hollande

    Let’s hope he means it!

  • November 14, 2015 at 8:20 pm
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    Someone call the Secret Service and see if they would be willing to ditch Obama in Turkey next week (G20 Summit). They could fly back to the US of A in that fancy 747 of ours. It wouldn’t be called AF One because El Presidente would not be on it. He could be ditched in some romantic Turkish bath house with his Islamic buddies and their pet goats.
    Done deal, Seeee Yaaaah! Wouldn’t want to be yaaah!
    OBLIGATORY (for those without a sense of humor) DISCLAIMER:
    Some Snark is intended here. One can dream right? I wouldn’t ever want any harm or foul play to befall the President, the first family, or anyone in his protective detail. The secret service agents have taken the oath to defend the Constitution against enemies both foriegn and DOMESTIC right? I bet it would not be the first time this guy has been ditched though. I mean come on think about it. The guy is a TOTAL TOOL. 1st Ammendment Y’all.

  • November 14, 2015 at 8:28 pm
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    TED CRUZ for President. I for one am definately ready for some CHANGE FOR THE BETTER. Lets get back to where we were 7 years ago. STAT!!

  • November 14, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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    I believe Trump identified a “problem with Islam” in 2011 and in September of 2015 he addressed a rally in Keene, NH and said if he’s elected he will send the Syrian migrants back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qgr7xlyW94 As I recall, a whole avalanche of hate pieces came out from all sides, Dems and GOP establishment alike, castigating him for this position. Good to see Cruz expanding on what Trump started.

  • November 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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    If anyone, and I mean ANYONE!! thinks we should be taking in Syrian’s for any reason, YOU ARE A DAMN FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!! If we had any rational leadership, that would be stopped immediately!!! Mosques in America should have monitors in them at all times. I am so sick of hearing these moral equivalency arguments made with Islam and Christianity. Please liberal progressives, show me where there are Christians doing things like this???? I know you are all smarter than God, but even you know in your heart what is good and what is EVIL!!!!

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