Secretary of State John Kerry met representatives from twenty-six countries in Paris to discuss the Islamic State/IS/ISIS/ISIL problem plaguing the world today.
This is the John Kerry who rarely fails to say something interesting. And by interesting, I mean mind-bogglingly ignorant. I remember watching him during the 2004 presidential debates, and literally cringing at some of his absurd responses.
Though I have to say his comments aren’t nearly so blatantly ridiculous as past examples. You do have to connect a few logical dots to understand that he’s still the same ignoramus as before.
Inhis remarks about how to properly combat the Islamic State/IS/ISIS/ISIL, he said:
“… the military piece is one piece. It’s one component of this. It’s a critical component, but it’s only one component. And the truth is, equally – probably far more important than the military in the end is going to be what countries are able to do to help Iraq to be able to step up and other places, by the way, to step up and start drying up this pool of jihadis who get seduced into believing there’s some virtue in crossing into Syria to fight or to join ISIL. And a young nine-year-old kid who goes with his father and his mother and holds up the severed head of someone. I mean, that’s just beyond imagination. And what this effort has to do is literally dry up the money, dry up the foreign fighters, prevent the foreign fighters from going home back to various places to do harm. It has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation for what it’s doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region.”
It’s that last statement that stands out the most to me: “It has to start major efforts to delegitimize ISIS’s claim to some religious foundation or what it’s doing and begin to put real Islam out there and draw lines throughout the region.”
What he’s saying is that we need to put resources toward differentiating between “false” Islamic beliefs and “true” Islamic beliefs. And resources cost money.
Which means that taxpayer dollars will be used to promote religion, even though liberals are constantly harping about how the government isn’t allowed to have anything to do with such things. You know, separation of church and state and all?
Supporters could argue that Kerry was telling everyone else that they should be throwing money at the problem, while America has no intention of helping out. I mean, the secretary of state never came right out and said “America is going to fund ‘real Islam.’”
But we all know how the Obama administration likes throwing money around. So that argument is a joke.
Unfortunately, the results to this proposed strategy aren’t going to be nearly so funny to the American economy.