Graphic via the People’s Cube
So, an annoyed Barack Obama – who was really hoping to be able to focus on free community college, and climate change, this week – sent his “deepest condolences” to the Mueller family, and vowed to *ahem! ahem!* “bring those responsible for Kayla’s death to justice.”
In his statement, Obama said: “Isil is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast the spirit of people like Kayla.”
He said: “No matter how long it takes, the United States will find and bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla’s captivity and death.”
We have heard this mantra before:
-“We will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice.” Barack Obama addressing the UN assembly on Sept 25, 2012 in reference to the great video uprising of Benghazi, 9/11/2012. A variety of that mantra was repeated dozens of times by Obama and/or his White House State Dept. mouth pieces for months and months until the story became “dude, that happened 2 years ago!”
-“When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done, and we act against ISIL, standing alongside others.” – Barack Obama 8/20/14, just prior to resuming his golf game on Martha’s Vineyard.
– “Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget … that our reach is long and that justice will be served,” the President said. – Barack Obama 9/3/2014
Obama didn’t seem so determined to mete out justice, earlier this year, when he denied Jordan their request for Predator spy drones that would have helped them pinpoint targets in the war against the Islamic State.
The refusal, disclosed by a House Armed Services Committee member, has gained attention since Jordan has emerged as a critical player in a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the Islamist terrorist group in the days after it released a video of its execution by fire of a captured Jordanian military pilot.
Members of Congress are calling on the White House to approve a list of weapons for King Abdullah II, a strong U.S. ally.
Obama’s budget probably doesn’t allow for expenditures on random, non-existential threats overseas when there are much more pressing issues like climate change to deal with here at home.
But don’t worry – he won’t rest until he brings those terrorist folks to justice..