If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.
You see? That's why ISIL is our enemy and not a friend we just haven't tried hard enough to make.
But who can be shocked that President Obama thinks he could be a good ISIL advisor? He thought he'd make a great chief of staff, too:
Obama didn’t know what he didn’t know, yet his self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about Emanuel’s replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, “You know, I’d make a good chief of staff.”
Good chief of staff. Good ISIL advisor. I guess our president really is looking for post-2016 job options.