Vice President Joe Biden’s recent speech with regard to the ISIS threat could be at best considered amusing. Devoid of any validity or plan, the long-winded diatribe did little to inform the American public or the world of the USA’s military intentions or outline a coherent plan of attack. Instead, Joe Biden stood on stage and beat his chest and flexed his proverbial muscles with little to substantiate such boasts.
“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice. Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside.”
The vice president’s worlds were devoid of any true content or intentions. As the midterm elections approach, he and the president have made little to no commitment to actually drive ISIS to the gates of hell. In fact, the bombing have only prove to be a minor stumbling block to ISIS’s goal of creating a great Middle Eastern Caliphate.
Too afraid to do anything before November, the Obama administration is left impotent, unable to make a decisive military decision or take proper action. Opposite to that of former President Theodore Roosevelt’s mantra. “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” Biden and Obama speak loudly and carry a proverbial small stick.
The whole ISIS problem began because of premature withdrawal of troops from the Middle East. As Obama broadcasted our exit policy and date, ISIS sat back and waited for the troops to leave. In 2007 President George Bush predicted this entire scenario:“[It] would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we’d allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.”
While Obama and Biden play politics, people die and the Middle East deteriorates. Churches burn, innocents are killed, and the entire area becomes more unstable. The gates of hell is the Middle East and we’ve opened them.