Number one thing: President Obama will not engage the ISIS savages in a meaningful way.
He simply believes that getting involved in a shooting war with Islamic terrorists is bad for the USA.
No matter what happens, short of another 9/11, the president is not going to change his opinion.
Yesterday in Argentina he said this:
OBAMA: “Groups like ISIL can't destroy us. They can’t defeat us. They can't produce anything. They're not an existential threat to us. ((EDIT)) We defeat them in part by saying you are not strong, you are weak.”
So to recap, the president just said that we can defeat ISIS in part by telling them they are weak.
Now if I had told you that without showing you the tape, you would have mocked me. At least the far-left would have.
So to repeat, the president is not going to use American resources to defeat ISIS.
Second thing we've learned: Europe is in chaos.
As you know, millions of mostly Islamic refugees are pouring into Western Europe.
Nobody knows who they are, nobody knows what they're doing.
In Belgium where the bombers struck this week intelligence agents cannot tap telephones, they cannot look into computers, and police are restrained from raiding private homes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
And Belgium wonders why it is a terror target?
The incredible laxity on immigration and the ultra-liberal policing have made Europe the easiest target in the world for ISIS.
And believe me if the far left had its way here, we'd be just like Belgium.
The third thing we've learned is that there is still no cohesive strategy at the federal level to neutralize terror acts or to secure the border of the USA.
Even liberal broadcasters understand there is no leadership in place to defeat ISIS:
TOM BROKAW: “We have got to put together some kind of a bulletproof syndicate to deal with all of this. There's a real urgency about it. And he has got to convey that not just to the American people, but to the world. I think it was Mike Hayden who said earlier, he is the leader of the free world and this is the time to be the leader.”
Mr. Brokaw referring to President Obama and I'm not exactly sure what a bulletproof syndicate means.
We asked Mr. Brokaw for clarification; we did not get it.
But the point is that even some liberal Americans understand the danger posed by the jihad.
And they also understand little is being done about it.
Talking Points is again going on the record, as we told you last night, there is a likelihood of ISIS attacking with weapons of mass destruction.
The longer the USA dithers, the worse we are going to suffer down the road.
And there is no question we are dithering.
And that's the memo.