about America winning:
"What I do not do is to take actions either because it is going to work politically or it is going to somehow in the abstract make America look tough. Or make me look tough.
And maybe part of the reason is because every few months I go to Walter Reed and I see a 25 year old kid who is paralyzed or who has lost his limbs and some of those are people I've ordered into battle.
And so I can’t afford to play some of the political games that others may.
We’ll do what’s required to keep the American people safe. And I think it’s entirely appropriate in a democracy to have a serious debate about these issues. If folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do, present a specific plan. If they think that somehow their advisers are better than the chairman of my Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the folks who are actually on the ground, I want to meet them. And we can have that debate.
But what I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of American leadership, or America winning or whatever other slogans they come up with, that has no relationship to what is actually going to work to protect the American people. And to protect people in the region who are getting killed. And to protect our allies in people like France. I’m too busy for that."
The people on the far right distort, misrepresent, and lie about what the president actually said:
That, of course, is a bald-faced lie on what President Obama said in CONTEXT. But the dishonesty of the far right took it out of context and spread it all over their news sites and blogs like so much horse crap, because that's what they deal in all the time -- piles of horse crap, and their followers eat it up like candy, because they relish their hatred; it's their life's blood and what keeps the poor unfortunates alive.
Ignore the freaks. They're not honest on any level and a disgrace to this country.
In the aftermath of the French terrorist attacks last Friday, many people were shocked to hear claims from law enforcement that Syrian passports had been found near the bodies of two of the suspected Paris attackers. The thought that terrorists could be blown up, and yet have their passports survive seemed implausible, at the very least.
Now we know that those passports were in fact complete fakes according to the Wall Street Journal.