by Clarice Feldman, American Thinker
Following the horrific ISIS beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, we are led to believe that the president is beginning to rethink the issue of terrorism, or so we gather from the comments of Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security advisor.
When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” [Ben Rhodes, the White House’s deputy national security advisor] said. “That represents a terrorist attack against our country and against an American citizen.”
As is common with the garbled uncoordinated messaging of the administration, Rhodes’ characterization just makes it worse that Obama very publicly went golfing after something his adviser describes as a “terrorist attack”. Doesn’t it?
Tom Maguire observes tongue in cheek: “Well, if the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, why can’t Obama win the battle against ISIS on the golf courses of Martha’s Vineyard?”