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?