President Obama finally addressed the nation after a series of Islamic terrorist attacks over the weekend, but anyone who listened carefully noticed that one very important word was missing.
Most Americans have long ago given up the hope that Obama would ever use words like “radical Islam” to describe our enemies. But at this late date, is it really too much to ask that he at least call these activities “terrorism”? Apparently so. As the New York Post reports, the president only used the word once, and not in connection to either the New Jersey or the New York bombings:
“We’ve seen what was apparently a pipe bomb go off in New Jersey, in Seaside Park, where it could have seriously injured our US Marines and spectators who were there for a race. The bombing in the Chelsea neighborhood here in New York injured more than two dozen people,” Obama said, recounting attacks believed to have been carried by Ahmad Khan Rahami, who was captured Monday morning.
In a brief statement to the press, Obama did mention another attack — the stabbings over the weekend in St. Cloud, Minnesota — and this time he did comment on the motivation for that incident. (…)
“The FBI is investigating the Minnesota incident as a potential act of terrorism.”
While it’s refreshing to see Obama talk about himself a lot less than usual, it isn’t reassuring to watch him continue to avoid calling the greatest problem of our age by its rightful name.
There is no reason to think that a President Hillary Clinton will veer away from this tactic.
Source: New York Post