In an interview with NRO, former President George W. Bush reveals his belief is just disenfranchised people trying to get the attention of the elites.
The long-term focus had to be the root causes of radicalism, and the frustrations that caused 19 fairly well-educated kids to come and murder 3,000. I came to the conclusion that forms of society matter. And one reason people were frustrated is that nobody ever listens to them. There’s a group of elites that dominate their lives. And the more educated people have become in the 21st century, the more frustrated they grow, because nobody seems to care what they think.
Terrorism against third parties is not the default response to an indifferent and detached political elite in non-Mohammedan cultures. If it were, the Republican base would have been hijacking airplanes and flying them into skyscrapers ever since Bush’s Amnesty push.
Meanwhile, the current president has determined that terrorism is no big deal and wishes people would shut up about it so he can get back to his golf game.
[Obama] has never believed that terrorism poses a threat to America commensurate with the fear it generates. Even during the period in 2014 when isis was executing its American captives in Syria, his emotions were in check. Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s closest adviser, told him people were worried that the group would soon take its beheading campaign to the U.S. “They’re not coming here to chop our heads off,” he reassured her. Obama frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do. Several years ago, he expressed to me his admiration for Israelis’ “resilience” in the face of constant terrorism, and it is clear that he would like to see resilience replace panic in American society. Nevertheless, his advisers are fighting a constant rearguard action to keep Obama from placing terrorism in what he considers its “proper” perspective, out of concern that he will seem insensitive to the fears of the American people.
So, Obama thinks concern about terrorism is over-rated, but he wants people to be absolutely outraged about people who are skeptical of Anthropogenic Climate Change and cops who write too many speeding tickets on black people.
Now, it’s true that there have been some hysterically over-reactive and counterproductive responses to terrorism in the past, like the creation of the TSA, for example, and NSA spying on American citizens (both of which Obama supports, by the way). But Obama’s state of denial and indifference about terrorism is just as irresponsible in the opposite direction.
Also, the Obama Regime is refusing to acknowledge that the genocide being committed by ISIS is, in fact, genocide. Either because acknowledging it might require him to do something about it, or because since it’s happening to Christians he just doesn’t give a damn.