November 26, 2015 - 7:58 AM
You may recall a line from The Godfather when, with the mayhem beginning, Michael Corleone said to the mild-mannered family counsel Tom Hagen: "You are not a war-time consigliere, Tom. Things could get rough. . . "
Things have gotten rough with ISIS. Way beyond just that, of course.
In North America, our leaders speak with passion about the refugees and the human costs of war.
But none of them, including and especially Justin Trudeau, have a similar passion for taking the war to ISIS, which, of course, is solely responsible for the suffering.
There seems to be a plan from North America to shame the enemy into defeat.
Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said ISIS will take a lesson from the refugee program.
"This crisis is not just about a humanitarian project," said Sajjan. "This also sends a great message to ISIS that you might create this environment for us, but we will not let you take advantage of this. By doing our part for this, we are actually hitting ISIS in a different way as well.''
What kind of loopy logic is that?
Will the ISIS terrorists who lop off heads and burn people alive in cages for fun on social media become kind and gentle people when they hear this 'great message' of Canada's compassion from Sajjan?
The same gobbledygook comes from U.S. President Obama:
"The most powerful tool we have is to say we are not afraid," said Obama, who is greatly relieved that Putin has taken over the fighting part of the war.
Aside from a shallow attempt by Obama to co-opt FDR's "we have nothing to fear but fear itself," will the murderers in Paris cower before this 'most powerful tool we have'?
You better believe we aren't afraid! Or else! Darn you!
And from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden: "We know what ISIL hopes to accomplish. They flat-out told us. They want us to turn our backs on Muslims victimized by terrorism."
They never told us any such a thing. But they have told us they want to rule the world and will butcher anyone standing in their way.
Hillary Clinton, who will likely be the next president, has eased herself into this love-in by refusing to use the words "radical Islam" for fear of offending Muslims.
What are the chances of political correctness winning a real war?
It's no mystery why people continue to be drawn to Donald Trump, psychopathic tendencies and all.
French President Francois Hollande is a socialist but he is of a different backbone than the liberals in Canada and the U.S.
Said Hollande of the attack in Paris: "It's an act of war, committed by a terrorist army Daesh (ISIS), an army of Jihadists, against France."
He described the carnage as an "abomination" and then added: "Because (France) was attacked cowardly, shamelessly, violently; France will be merciless against the barbarians of Daesh."
Spoken with the passion of a much needed war time consigliere.
— Chuck Poulsen can be contacted at email@example.com
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