As the administration continues to expand the scope of the ISIS war far beyond its initial presentation to the American public, the administration’s leadership is also picking up their hysterical rhetoric, trying to justify the conflict.
President Obama has continued to promise to destroy ISIS “wherever they exist,” while he and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to present the group as a massive threat to the whole world, and one with no ideology of their own, but simply vision-less, irredeemable evil whose sole purpose is to be the latest dragon for the US to go forth and slay.
The rhetoric of the threat is also being matched by the claims about the largely fictional global coalition that the US is supposedly leading in this huge new conflict.
Promises that the US won’t get dragged into a ground war in Iraq seem to be getting dialed back a bit by President Obama, who in tonight’s speech insisted only that the US troops couldn’t be in direct combat, while Kerry conceded that US troops might be committed to a ground war in “extreme circumstances.”
That’s a telling bit of rhetoric, as the administration has been working tirelessly to convince the public that extreme circumstances already exist in Iraq, and they continue to send more troops, a few hundred at a time, building up the eventual ground force for this war.
5 thoughts on “Administration Ratchets Up Rhetoric, While Ratcheting Up War on ISIS”
“Read my lips, no boots on the ground.”
"…destroy ISIS “wherever they exist,”…"
Kinda sounds like "…And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!…"
Are the American people so stupid to think that our government, who are in permanent war mode, would actually remove their excuse for permanent war? That's why it took so long to get OBL – removing him removed the mechanism for permanent war – at least until they could manufacture another reason…which they did, of course.
I am not a war president, I just creat them.
OB is a junkie trying to coerse others to take the poision, and the likes of cameron and our own harper drool along behind trying to feel important.
Their Frankenstein is out of their control and now threatens the U.S. Petrodollar via Saudi Arabia. This is what it is all about. Obama is like most republicans a liar. He first said our bombing was for humanitarian reasons and then it was to protect two dams and now it is to bomb two countries. The guy is and always has been a warmonger killer.
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