Americans Not Happy with President Obama's Take on Terrorism
By: Bill O'ReillyJanuary 29, 2015
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Another rather painful exposition at the White House yesterday, reporters asking spokesman Eric Schultz about negotiating with terrorists:

JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: “The Taliban is still conducting terrorist attacks.  You can't really say the war has ended as far as they are concerned.”

ERIC SCHULTZ, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: “Well, I'd also point out that the Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group.  So, we don't make concessions to terrorist groups. We feel –“

KARL: “You don't think the Taliban is a terrorist group?”

SCHULTZ: “I don't think that the Taliban, um, uh -- the Taliban is an armed insurgency.  This was the winding down of the war in Afghanistan and that's why this arrangement was dealt.”

The arrangement Mr. Schultz is referring to is that trade of five Taliban commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whom we'll deal with in a moment.

But what about Schultz parsing the terrorist description?  Embarrassing, right?

The White House really needs to stop this nonsense because it has become a national joke.

The Taliban slaughtered 132 Pakistani school children and it's an armed insurgency?  Come on.  That's just insulting.

So I am going to send a chart to the White House.

The following are terrorists because they either kill or support killing civilians:

Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, the Taliban, the Iranian Mullahs, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and every other jihadist group.

There are also terror groups not aligned with radical Islam, but they are insignificant at this point. Thank God.

A new Fox News poll shows Americans are getting fed up with the dumb dance the White House is doing.

When asked if America is at war with radical Islam:

  • 56% say yes
  • 37% say no

When asked if President Obama over or under emphasizes the terror threat:

  • 47% under
  • 43% about right
  • 6% over

Actually, that poll is closer than I thought it would be … must be weighted toward San Francisco people.

The truth is that most of the Muslim world would like to see the jihadis defeated.  They are bad for business and bad for the soul. 

But America is not going to put the jihadis out of business because the commander in chief lacks the will. The folks have had enough.  Why should we bear the brunt of this savage war?

If Muslim nations would declare war on the jihad, we and our allies would certainly help big time.

But that does not seem to be a possibility in a cowardly world.

And so the beheadings, the kidnappings, the bombings and the mutilations will continue unabated.

Until the USA gets hit again.

Then everything will change.

And that's the memo.