On Thursday, Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) blasted all those that supported war in Syria last year, saying that if Barack Obama and his supporters had gotten their way the Islamic jihadists in ISIS would be in control of Syria today, just like Al-Qaeda did in Libya.
The truth is, he is right and that is one of many reasons we gave in being opposed to any US involvement in Syria. However, there were many who called for the administration to go after the Assad administration. They signed a letter on August 27, 2013, that demanded those actions from Obama.
Among the signatories were Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, Clifford May, Paul Bremer, Mark Duobwitz, Douglas Feith, Dan Senor, Tim Pawlenty, Joe Lieberman, along with many others.
Gohmert appeared on Fox News and told Neil Cavuto that he agrees with Obama’s claim that he has absolutely no strategy to deal with ISIS. This is because he doesn’t and he doesn’t care to deal with them.
“He has never had a good strategy,” Gohmert said.
“I don’t want people to lose sight of the fact that when we are talking about ISIS….ISIL….the rebels in Syria, the rebels in Iraq… when people say ‘he should have bombed,’ he was going to bomb Assad a year ago,” he added. “If he had done what he said he was going to do, then ISIS would have taken over all of Syria.”
Gohmert went on to make the same point I made at the beginning of the article that the same thing that occurred in Libya would have been the result in Syria.
The Texas congressman said that Obama saw ISIS previously as an “Arab Spring,” but now believes he has changed his mind and is now willing to side with the Assad regime and, in Gohmert’s words, “bomb the bad guys.”
Is it me or does anyone else recall Orwell‘s 1984 regarding enemies. In 1984, the people were told Oceania were their allies and Eurasia were their enemies and then they were told Eurasia were their friends and Oceania were their enemies. Does this sound remotely familiar to what is taking place in Syria?
I disagree with calling ISIS “radical Islam” simply because these people are merely following the teachings of Muhammad. They are not “radical,” but simply devout Islamists. However, I agree with his conclusion that Obama chose to continue supporting these jihadists and he did so at tax payer expense.
Gohmert said there were many members of Congress that would support the bombing of ISIS, himself included. Then he uttered the words that even President George W. Bush wouldn’t proclaim.
“I think many of us would be willing to have a declaration of war against radical Islam, including Al-Qeda, ISIS, ISIL,… you know, all these splinter groups, including those in Libya,” he said.
One wonders if Senator Dianne Feinstein has changed her position to reflect that of her constituents. Last year, the socialist gun grabber said that she knew better than her constituents, who opposed action in Syria. One would think she does as she chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, but sadly, like most things Feinstein engages in, she was wrong… dead wrong. I’m guessing she has changed her tune now too.
Again, apart from the term “radical,” I agree with Gohmert, but what about the Islam on our own shores? What about the threat here in our own backyard? We have the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and various other Muslim Brotherhood front groups operating within our borders, attending meetings with Barack Obama in the White House and conducting policy strategies on foreign and domestic policy here. Are you willing to make the hard call and go to war against Islam in America? That’s what I want to know.
It’s good to call the enemy out and to make war with the enemy, but if we’re going to go after these jihadists thousands of miles away from us, why are we not dealing with what is in the homeland and putting a stop to it here?
As I’ve said before, my hope is that Christians would be bold and proclaim the gospel and that God would save many from among them, but I also realize that we are dealing with an ideology and political totalitarianism that is not subject to reason, and if it flexes its muscles, which it is doing here in America, it must be stopped…. It must be eliminated for the sake of the lives of millions of Americans.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.