The thing that bothers me the most about President Obama’s “let’s shrink ISIS until it is a manageable problem” statement is that it is a clear statement of the Democrat’s view of such conflicts…and that should worry us all.
First, it displays the Democrats fear of war. It is an indication that they believe if they don’t call it a “war” it isn’t one – even if the other party says that they are at war with us. It is an adult version of the primary school playground argument of “Am not. Are, too.” as in:
ISISBorg: “We are the ISISBorg and we are at war with you!”
State Department Spokestwit Marie Harf: “No you’re not cause we aren’t at war with you!”
ISISBorg: “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.”
State Department Spokestwit Marie Harf: “No we won’t because we aren’t at war with you.”
ISISBorg; “You will be bathed in your own blood!”
State Department Spokestwit Marie Harf: “No we won’t.”
ISISBorg: “America is the Great Satan!”
State Department Spokestwit Marie Harf: “Sticks and stones may break my bones…”
ISISBorg: “Exactly our plan, Sweetcakes.”
Secondly, it reveals that Democrats believe war can be “managed”. You only “manage” something that you expect to be a continuing situation. It signals that the Democrats are willing to accept a certain level of beheading, homicide bombing, female genital mutilation and persecution of Christians as long as ISIS doesn’t get too crazy about it and keeps it to itself.
Democrats are the biggest proponents of secular government. They are the first to scream “Separation of Church and State!” the minute there is a prayer said at the beginning of a Friday night high school football game – but they also are the first to shy away from attacking Islam with the same fervor that they reserve for Christianity.
“We are not at war with Islam”, they will say – but the problem in the Islamic world is that there is no possibility for secularization – theology, ideology and politics are all one and the same. Islam is every bit as much a political ideology as it is a religion – perhaps more so…and now that it is being exposed as evil, we are at war and it cannot be “managed” any more than a metastasized cancer can be “managed”.
The pain is only temporarily numbed and the patient eventually dies.