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Pete King: U.S. President's Terror Speech 'Pitiful, Total Failure of Leadership'

Obama: defender in the name only

Greg Richter for NewsMax reports how president’s speech failed to reassure American citizens after terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

  Republican Representative Pete King assumed that the speech Obama delivered Saturday is not more than a “total failure of leadership”, and added that president has not had the courage to name the real enemy – the Islamists, nor has he called for enforcing surveillance on the Muslims; he has failed to prevent crimes committed by Muslims and now failed again when attempted to cover his previous failures by raising Islamophobia issue.

Donald Trump assumed that with Obama’s refusal to admit that “Radical Islamist Terrorists” are at war with America, new president is needed ASAP.

Marco Rubio, Senator of Florida, claimed that the speech was nothing more than cynic waffle; he expressed his hatred towards the amount of time president spent talking about Muslim discrimination. He supposed that many Americans who are now in fear, have not been assuaged by Obama and the things might even become worse for the nation.

Richter gives a quote of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: "We have heard people say it is better to fight them there than here. We are fighting them here. They are here. That's what happened in San Bernardino. It may not be ISIS but it is radical Islam." Although female San Bernardino shooter was vetted more thoroughly that the refugees are, such terrible crime still happened.

Newspapers columnists also did not fail to edge in: they agreed that Obama at least tried to address the threat and did finally admit that terrorist attack was a terrorist attack, but lack of common sense, appropriate substance and tone did not serve him well.

Overall, people are disappointed with Obama’s poor attitude towards national security and his lack of reassurance. Many believe that his rhetoric is counterterroristic in name only because he did not issue any new orders that would prevent similar incidents from happening. David Gergen, former adviser to Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton, assumed that Obama’s plan is to leave the Islamic State problem to the next president.

Although the majority of Americans seems to be unhappy about president’s speech, Juan Williams from the Fox News pronounced it a good job by comparison with Obama’s terrible response to the extremist attacks in Paris.

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