Barack Obama lies.
But in his final national security speech, Obama told what many consider to be the most absurd lie of his Presidency.
Obama used the speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida to tout his record on fighting terrorism.
However, he veered into delusion when he claimed his administration’s national security policies were such a rousing success, that no terrorist organization planned nor executed an attack on American soil.
“At the beginning of his speech, Obama said the U.S. should be proud of the work his administration has done on national security during what is being billed as his final speech on the subject. “We should take great pride in the progress that we’ve made over the past eight years,” he said.
In touting his record, the president said that there has been no “successful attack” carried out by a major terrorist organization on the U.S. homeland over the past year years and that new partnerships have been built overseas. “All of this progress is due to the work of men and women like you,” the president told the crowd of troops. “It’s thanks to you.”
The president acknowledged that there have been setbacks. And though there have been no attacks at the same level as 9/11, he said, the threat of terrorism has and will endured due to the spiderweb reach of groups like ISIS that use social media to recruit and spread hateful ideology. Obama said the threat is compounded by the ease with which people in the U.S., including those with terrorist leanings, can get their hands on powerful weapons. “To say that we’ve made progress is not to say that the job is done. We know that the threat persists,” Obama said. “We have to take a long view of the terrorist threat, and pursue a smart strategy that can be sustained.”
One writer for the National Review tweeted that Obama’s remarks would be a great comfort to the residents in all the cities jihadists struck during his time in office:
A huge relief for everyone in . . .
— Ian Tuttle (@iptuttle) December 7, 2016
Obama’s fake victory lap comes after the most deadly terror attack on American soil since 9/11 occurred on his watch.
A jihadist inspired by ISIS massacred 49 innocent Americans during a murderous rampage at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando just this past summer.
Obama’s final years in office were also marred by the terrorist attack in San Bernardino where two terrorists – including one who snuck into the country by providing false information on a fiancé visa application – killed 14 innocent Americans in December 2015.
Obama also made the false claim that “lax” gun laws allow terrorists access to firearms.
But both the San Bernardino and Orlando jihadists purchased their guns legally.
They were not on any watch list.
Obama used both occasions to push a federal gun control scheme which would have stripped Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process of law.
Critics argue Barack Obama filled his final national security speech with falsehoods to distract from his failed policies in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism.
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