Bill O’Reilly at Fox News has been a vocal critic of President Obama’s handling of the war on terror for years. More recently he has been seen as a sympathetic ear for Donald Trump and his supporters. Those two differing issues came together on his show, the O’Reilly Factor, earlier this week when the hose gave some very good advice to the GOP presidential candidate.
O’Reilly told Trump that there is simply no way to “contain” evil of the magnitude of ISIS. No, the only thing that we can do is to fully and finally defeat the Muslim terrorists, and Mr. Trump has to be able to articulate a specific plan to do so.
No one should be surprised by yesterday’s terror attack in Turkey. ISIS is suspected, but no matter who committed this atrocity, they are evil. As stated, President Obama’s policy toward Islamic terrorism is to try and contain it. He has killed terror leaders with drones, bombed ISIS facilities in Iraq and Syria, and ordered American special forces to disrupt ISIS activities.
But it’s not enough. The solution to defeating ISIS is to quickly kill as many of them on the ground as possible, sending a strong message to the world of jihad. As Talking Points has stated, NATO should be leading the charge. Not the Kurds, not some phantom coalition that Mr. Obama uses to obscure real action. The ISIS attack on Paris killed 130. The attack on Belgium killed 32. And now in Turkey, more than 40 people are dead.
All three of those countries are members of NATO, and all three of those attacks are acts of war. Article Five of the NATO charter says an attack on one country is an attack on all, so why is President Obama not advocating NATO forces on the ground to kill the ISIS savages and protect suffering civilians who are desperate?
It is long past time for all Americans to understand that ISIS is not going to stop killing innocent people. It is true that no matter what action is taken against the jihadists, terrorism will not stop. It’s impossible to wipe it out entirely, but it is not that difficult to run these savages out of their sanctuaries.
The president will not do that. Today Mr. Obama spoke about the attack in Istanbul, saying we stand with the people of Turkey. More empty rhetoric. We don’t stand with anyone, we will not do what is necessary to defeat this evil. The ISIS battle should be a major presidential campaign issue. If Hillary Clinton is going to continue the policies of Barack Obama, every American should know that. On the other side, Donald Trump needs to get very specific about his plan to defeat ISIS and the jihad. He should spell it out.