"I don't think they're gaining strength," Obama said of ISIS. "What is true, from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq and in Syria they'll come in, they'll leave. But you don't see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain."
Of course, our idiot savant secretary of state had something to say about the war on ISIL:
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned the Islamic State jihadist group its "days are numbered", following an American strike in Syria targeting British militant "Jihadi John".
And then the jihadis marched across the terrain in Paris on Friday night.
If we were actually taking decisive efforts to defeat ISIL, we wouldn't have to elevate minor (but gratifying) successes like killing "Jihadi John" into decisive Iwo Jima moments.
Although to be fair to Kerry, a really large number is still a number. So no need to fact check that statement.
Then of course, we have the new Canadian leader who, after winning the election, vowed to take Canada out of the fight against ISIL:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday it was too soon to say whether the deadly attacks in Paris would prompt him to reconsider his pledge to withdraw Canada from airstrikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
Because not making eye contact with the nutballs is the way to protect Canadians. Or maybe not. Too soon to say.
And in Norway:
Norway's police, who have been authorised to carry firearms for the past year due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks, will be unarmed again now that the threat level has been lowered, police said Friday.
National police chief Odd Reidar Humlegard told reporters the measure would take effect on November 17.
Yeah, about that:
Norway's security service PST says two men have been arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State militant group.
In a short period of time, ISIL has downed a Russian airliner taking off from Egypt, bombed Beirut, and attacked Paris.
But no worries. The French and Norwegians are the ones who deserve this type of treatment. Maybe even the Canadians. And India, too (you remember Mumbai/Bombay). Right? No need to worry about America.
Fox News reports that jihadi web sites are rejoicing over today’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The line we have heard more than once from ISIS-related sites is, “The American blood is best, and we will taste it soon.”
Dang. Where the heck did that come from? Perhaps these ISIL misunderstood lost souls simply haven't heard the inspiring words of our president's 2009 outreach speech to the Islamic world. Didn't that solve our jihadi problem?
Yeah, the jihadis are on the run, all right. They're running through the streets of our cities and would love to run here.
A little sense of urgency in killing and defeating these jihadi bastards is in order, no?