Remember the good old days when ISIS was the 'JV'?
Obama’s perfect record of foolishness continues. His predictions are always wrong.
In a New Yorker interview published in late January, 2014, President Obama dismissed concerns regarding ISIS:
I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.
Q: But that JV team jus[t] took over Fallujah.
THE PRESIDENT: I understand. But when you say took over Fallujah —
Q: And I don’t know for how long.
THE PRESIDENT: But let’s just keep in mind, Fallujah is a profoundly conservative Sunni city in a country that, independent of anything we do, is deeply divided along sectarian lines. And how we think about terrorism has to be defined and specific enough that it doesn’t lead us to think that any horrible actions that take place around the world that are motivated in part by an extremist Islamic ideology is a direct threat to us or something that we have to wade into.
The president’s “JV” comment was so striking that Remnick, in his article, referred to it as “an uncharacteristically flip analogy.”
As the world now knows, ISIS has become a major terrorist group that controls vast wealth, territory and the allegiance of many thousands (and millions if one includes sympathizers) around the world.
Paris has been struck by a well-coordinated series of terror attacks, killing scores of people through suicide bombings and shootings - including hostages taken in a concert hall. Screams of Allah Akbar were heard. One person was arrested and said he was from Syria and said he - and presumably his fellow terrorists throughout Paris - was from ISIS.
Again, Barack Obama has great timing.