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Thu Nov 26, 2015, 10:09 AM

Milbank: "Oh-Bummer" Not Talking Tough Enough for him

The chattering class would like more blood thirst, please...

snip>Defeating the Islamic State?

“That’s going to be a process that involves hard, methodical work. It’s not going to be something that happens just because suddenly we take a few more airstrikes.”
Obama, in Turkey last week, responded to those who believe he isn’t tough enough on the Islamic State. “Some of them seem to think that if I were just more bellicose in expressing what we’re doing, that that would make a difference,” he said.

Well, yes.

Tough talk won’t defeat terrorists — but it will rally a nation. It’s no mere coincidence that the unpopular Hollande’s support has increased during his forceful response to the attacks, while Obama’s poll numbers are down.


Maybe Dana is forgetting -too much cable news?- that the attack was in France and that maybe our nation, being inundated with Tear 'Em Up talk everywhere, didn't need anything so much as something sensible. Or maybe one of the finest, most inspirational speakers on the planet was providing the French "war President" (Milbank's distinction) a platform.

Why, does this Beltway Botherer think drama equals leadership? Let Dana get his fix from fox.

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