From Fox News
By Marc Patrone, Calgary Sun
ISIS is Barack Obama’s mess.
He made it and now he wants our help to clean it up. What do Canadians owe him?
He’s turned his back on allies such as Israel, having proven himself a bigger friend to the likes of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood than to the Jewish state.
He’s no friend of Canada’s.
Instead of working with his friends, he’s tried in vain to appease such longtime enemies as Iran.
His rush to pull out of Iraq without leaving a reserve force behind has led to the disaster we see unfolding there now.
Now Obama needs allies to battle ISIS and help him save face. So who is stepping up to the plate? The Iranians? The Saudis? Hardly.
Yes, when things get really bad, he calls on the same allies he’s spent his entire presidency snubbing.
The Canadians, the Brits, the Australians, etc.
Forgive me if I don’t exactly jump for joy at the prospect of helping this disastrous president ahead of midterm elections when his party is facing a well deserved drubbing.
He’s the one who insisted on leaving Iraq unprotected against the advice of those who said the U.S. should leave a reserve military force behind to support that country.
Did he listen to advisers?
Of course not!
Obama is much too smart to take the advice of anybody but himself and a few of his cronies. So he pulled out completely for political reasons, not because he failed to cut a deal with the Iraqi government, which wanted a U.S. force to stay.
Now, at last word, ISIS fighters were bearing down on Baghdad and Obama’s poll numbers are in freefall ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.
According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, even women are abandoning this president in droves over his handling of foreign affairs. Only 37% approved of his actions on the file in that poll.
And so there is little doubt, this president is responding, not out of any sense of what’s right, but of pure politics.
We need to see this president for the political opportunist he is.
Regardless, Canada appears ready to play some kind of role in a coalition of the barely willing. According to some analysts, it’s a mission that could require two or three years in order to push the jihadis from the region.
Obama screwed up big time. The world is paying the price because he preferred to play golf rather than to be a leader.
He has shown precious little regard for Canadians, demonstrating nothing but disdain on the Keystone XL project.
Remind me again what Canadians owe this president?
Obama needs a coalition to help him sell the idea of military intervention to the same far left crackpot wing of the Democratic party that he attempted to please by pulling out of Iraq in the first place.
But fine. We’re Canadians. We’re loyal friends even to people who take us for granted and treat us so shabbily.
But our loyalty should be to the American people, not to its government and especially not to the president.
We also have a duty to the world community to do our part to destroy ISIS; to kill every last one of the vile, scum-of-the-earth, murderers who have caused so much misery in the world.
The fact Obama may gain politically is an unfortunate byproduct but it doesn’t make the mission wrong.
Perhaps there is a silver lining in seeing this debacle unfold south of the border.
Canadians will hopefully learn from the colossal mistake Americans made electing Obama.
We might avoid making a similar blunder elevating Justin Trudeau to the highest office in the land.
When unqualified, inexperienced, style-over-substance people such as Obama and Trudeau are elected to run a country, don’t be surprised when they deliver misery and failure.