Obama set aside a minute from his Cuba travels to address the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium that were carried out by radical Islamic terrorists. Of course he did not use those words to describe the attackers.
Obama did offer his heartfelt condolences to the Belgian people. “The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium and we stand in solidarity with this in condemning the attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible.”
Despite knowing very well who was responsible for the attacks, Obama made a watered down, politically correct statement. “This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world.”
As Ted Cruz and other prominent politicians pointed out, you can’t defeat an enemy that you aren’t willing to name. Obama’s statements, while they offer sympathy to the people of Belgium, fail miserably to help stamp out the very real threat of radical Islamic terrorism.
Obama was quick to say “regardless of faith” despite yet another brutal attack that stemmed from one faith in particular, Islam. Clearly not all Muslims are bad. However, Obama is dismissing the fact that the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks are carried out by radicalized elements of Islam.