BILL O'REILLY: History will record that the two biggest deficits of the Obama administration were the failure to create a robust economy and the president's retreat from the terrorist battlefield.
For years, Talking Points has been telling you the Obama administration has no strategy to defeat the ISIS threat.
Random bombing is not going to do it and every honest military analyst knows that.
But President Obama somehow does not seem to understand that the civilized world is losing the fight against ISIS.
Even though France says the ISIS attack was an act of war, Mr. Obama is not going to change his strategy:
OBAMA: “When we send troops in, those troops get injured. They get killed. They’re away from their families. Our country spends hundreds of billions of dollars. ((EDIT)) It’s best that we don’t shoot first and aim later. It’s important for us to get the strategy right. And the strategy we’re pursing is the right one.”
How can that be when ISIS continues to disrupt order all over the world?
A simple question the president cannot answer and does not even address.
OBAMA: “Folks want to pop off and have opinions about what they think they would do? Present a specific plan. If they think that somehow their advisers are better than my chairman of my Joint Chiefs of Staff or folks actually on the ground, I want to meet them.”
Well here I am Mr. President and here's the strategy you should employ.
The president of France clearly stated that the ISIS attack was an act of war.
France is a member of the 28-nation NATO alliance.
Article Five of that alliance says that an attack on one country is an attack on all, so all 28 nations should now begin to organize a campaign to crush the ISIS killers.
That should include ground troops, bombings, no fly zones, border security for Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and a central-command-and-control center based in Europe.
Once NATO declares war on ISIS, things will radically change, the anti-ISIS Arab nations will step up their participation, and the jihadist group will begin to be isolated.
No one is calling for an occupation of Syria and Iraq. That would be foolish.
But surely 28 nations can launch tactical strikes both on the ground and in the air. That will crush these people.
President Obama should take the lead, along with France and Great Britain, to make all that happen.
The first step -- a declaration of war by NATO.
Finally it was quite clear in the president's press conference today that he is very concerned about the refugees fleeing Syria.
He should be concerned because it's his fault.
When the Syrian dictator Assad used poison gas, President Obama threatened the man.
You may remember he did not carry out his threat, which he could have easily done by destroying the Syrian air force, which was delivering some of the gas.
The president's retreat from Syria has caused the massive refugee problem.
And remember, one of the ISIS killers in Paris apparently posed as a refugee to enter France.
Nevertheless, Mr. Obama is quite confident that no terrorists will be among the ten-thousand refugees he wants to resettle in America.
That, of course, is another delusion and at least 15 states have already said they will not accept any refugees.
Expect that number to grow as more Americans finally realize that the president of the United States has lost control of the War on Terror.
There is no question about it.