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Former GOP Candidate Hammers Obama For Being Weak on This Major Issue

ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups have no intention of fading into the background and letting those of us in the West conduct our lives in blissful ignorance, no matter how much President Obama tries to force us to ignore the dangers of terrorism.

The recent terror attack in Nice, France where 84 were run down by a truck driver and ISIS quickly rose to take credit are just one of many examples of how Western leaders have failed on every front to recognize the threat and come up with an effective plan to combat it.

Ted Cruz was compelled to call out the president for his ongoing weakness in dealing with the problem of radical Islamic terror.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is calling on President Obama to “remove the blinders” in the fight against “radical Islamic terrorism” following an attack in Nice, France, Thursday evening that left at least 80 dead.

“Tonight, our close ally France is reeling from yet another major attack apparently carried out by radical Islamic terrorists,” Cruz said in a statement late Thursday.

With the massacre in Nice being the third mass killing in France in the last year and a half, Cruz said “Let us make no mistake about it: Europe is under siege.”

“We have to remove the blinders and recognize this for what it is: radical Islamic terrorism,” he said, a clear jab at the president, who has been hesitant to tie recent terror attacks to the religion of Islam.

“We need to stop radicalized individuals from coming into the United States. We need to empower our law enforcement to target this specific threat, whether imported or homegrown,” Cruz continued. “After seven and a half years of the Obama administration denying this danger, it is getting worse, not better. Willful blindness is not a policy.”

The former Republican presidential candidate condemned the president’s “lack of decisive action” in combating the threat of the Islamic State and related terrorist organizations and called for the U.S. to “redouble” its attack on Islamic State strongholds in Iraq and Syria. He suggested that “limited regional air strikes” are not preventing the Islamic State from playing “a longer game.”

“They have used the last two years to establish a network of militants around the world from France to Bangladesh who are now coming to life,” Cruz said. “They may be in the United States as well.”

Do you think Cruz is right? Could Obama be doing more to combat terrorism?

 


  • Richard Bagenstose

    how can you even think oboma would fight islamists , like he said if he has to chose between islam and christianity , he will chose islam , that says it all, the freak is a radical muslum

    • blackwingA520

      Obumble would never go against his own kind.

  • pysco

    Obama is weak on terrorists, because he wants to weaken the nation…….

  • Violet.fail

    Everyone is so right about Obama being a Muslim if he wasn’t why would he give the tax payers money away to them and take Americans jobs away to them? Why not help Americans frist?

  • CBUJAN

    Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States of America. Obama is a major problem in the fight against terror because he is a muslim.

  • Lucia826

    Ted Cruz is still “running.” His opinion matters little. Many better people have opinions, Ted, and you are not one of those persons. You’re like the Energizer Bunny.” Stop already! Your big mouth lost you any future chance in politics. Advice? Get over yourself, start networking for a job and–for the love of God–STFU!!

  • Anvil6

    If he would just ADMIT that there IS such a thing as ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ AND begin ‘gloves-off’ MILITARY ACTION to wipe it out at it’s roots; that would at least be a beginning.
    Obama’s policy of UNDER PENALTY OF PROSECUTION FOR ‘HATE SPEECH’, NOBODY WILL ‘see evil, hear evil or speak evil’ about ANYTHING Islam – psst, psst, IS NOT WORKING!!
    Obama is the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st Century. Appeasement failed to tame Hitler and his murderous Nazi horde in the 20th Century and – to almost NO ONE’S surprise, the murderous Islamic hordes are not being the least bit tamed by appeasement in this century.
    Words DO mean things and Obama’s use of “ISIL” actually EXPANDS the movement’s base from “. . . in Iraq and Syria” to “in the Levant” – which is a more Ancient term designating MOST of the Mid-East, INCLUDING Israel! Why DOES he insist on giving the movement MORE legitimacy? Let’s call it what many in the Arab world did “DAESH” – that SHOULD be suitably degrading to the movement. Look it up.