Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was on the O’Reilly Factor Thursday night to discuss the low marks the American people are giving President Selfie-Stick on foreign policy.
A new AP poll shows that 61% of the us disapprove of the way Ovomit is handling ISIS. 58% disapprove of the way he is handling foreign affairs. Although I would think a healthy and sane country would disapprove of such an obviously incompetent and corrupt boob in even higher numbers, (in the 90%-95% range) O’Reilly seemed to think 58% and 61% were significant.
He began by asking Peters if he thought it was an ISIS bomb that blew up the Russian plane over Egypt. Peters responded without hesitation, “Yes.”
He said that although there was still an outside possibility that there had been a technical issue, the circumstantial evidence seemed to indicate a bomb.
“The terrorists in the case got a three-for, Bill,” said Peters. “They got to derail Putin’s narrative and really, really embarrass him. They got to humiliate President al Sisi of Egypt – who has really cracked down on Islamic extremism, and they whacked – just about destroyed – the Egyptian tourist industry which is 11% of their GDP.”
“President Obama’s response to ISIS is to send 50 Special Forces troops into Syria,” O’Reilly said rolling his eyes. “Fifty. 5-0. And I’m saying to myself – it’s almost like MAD Magazine’s foreign policy. I mean – 50???” He asked Peters, “does he not want to defeat them?
“That’s not a rhetorical question,” Peters answered. “No, he does not care about defeating them. He cares about making it to the end of his term without another major disaster that can be blamed on him. And that is it!”
“Why send anybody then?” O’Reilly wondered.
“Because it’s getting worse and worse and worse and he’s trying to do the absolute minimum to stave off an open catastrophe.”
O’Reilly wasn’t satisfied with Peters’ explanation.
“If you send no one, there’s no story because he’s already not done much,” he argued.. “If he sends fifty – then that gets people like you and me going, ‘what???’ Fifty? That doesn’t even give our Special Forces enough power to protect themselves.”
“Stop thinking rationally! It does not work with the Obama White House!” Peters exclaimed. “That inner cabal that knows nothing about history, nothing about military affairs, denies that Islamic extremism has anything to do with Islam, they live in a fantasy world, in that fantasy world where they don’t take military advice – they just chatter to each other.”
Peters added that, “it will make a very local, tactical difference. It will not make a decisive difference – not a strategic difference.”
O’Reilly noted that putting a mere fifty troops in Syria is putting them in harm’s way for nothing…
Peters interjected, “do you think the president cares about that?!”
He continued, “Bill, we have a president whose vision of the world has been, remains and will remain divorced from reality.”
“He hates America,” Peters continued. “Despises it and doesn’t want to do what it takes to defeat ISIS.”
“The American people are not tired of war, they’re tired of losing!” Peters concluded. “They’re tired of seeing their sons and daughters killed and maimed for the vanity of an inept and ineffective and cowardly president.”