Obama’s San Bernardino Speech – The Missing Link
By David Harris
December 7, 2015
President Obama’s speech in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attack was a step in the right direction but was he too focused on ISIS?
U.S. President Barack Obama’s December 6 speech contained few surprises and, on many points, he said the right things.
He mentioned the “I” word, admitting there is a perversion of Islam out there that resulted in last week’s San Bernardino massacre.
The president repeated his refrain about aerial strikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), which he prefers to a boots-on-the-ground approach.
He gave us the very quotable quote: “If we are to succeed in defeating terrorism, we must enlist Muslim communities as our strongest allies in rooting out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization.”
But outside of that, and a plea for all in America to use non-inciting language, his televised White House speech focused on ISIS.