As he does in so much else Obama continues to dither on what to do about the unfolding genocide in Iraq. His confused policy of limited air strikes, which even his own Pentagon spokesman admits won't stop ISIS is an embarrassment.
By contrast Pope Francis speaks with absolute clarity. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon concludes:
The violent attacks that are sweeping across Northern Iraq cannot but awaken the consciences of all men and women of goodwill to concrete acts of solidarity by protecting those affected or threatened by violence and assuring the necessary and urgent assistance for the many displaced people as well as their safe return to their cities and their homes. The tragic experiences of the Twentieth Century, and the most basic understanding of human dignity, compels the international community, particularly through the norms and mechanisms of international law, to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities.Other Vatican officials go even further in suggesting the necessity of more robust military operations to counter the threat of ISIS.
What does it say about Obama when even the Pope takes a harder line than the American President? Where's Obama's strategy to deal with the problem? Where's the effort to unite a coalition to address the problem? When will Obama stop golfing and fundraising long enough to actually do his job as Commander in Chief?
P.S. In case anyone is still unclear about the evil intent of ISIS, here's a link to one of their beheading videos[WARNING, GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING]. The victim here is in Syria but the same thing is happening to men, women and CHILDREN in Iraq[WARNING, GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING]!
P.P.S. I'll repeat this again. Where are the GAZA protesters? Are Iraqi children less human than Palestinian children? Or are the deaths of Iraqi children less useful in promoting a political agenda?