Barry Shaw

The Idiot President

I’m going to tell you the truth, and the thing about the truth is that it sticks in your head forever.

This is it – the American President is an idiot. In fact, he’s a dangerous idiot.

Now I’ll tell you why;

When it comes to fighting the spreading cancer of radical Islamic terror that is choking the whole of the Middle East and much of Africa the American President has said he sees himself as a big town mayor fighting local crime. That’s idiotic!

He sees ISIS, Al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other groups as rival gangs as in West Side Story, not butchering terrorists as in East Side Nightmare. The idiot!

A year ago, the American President called the Islamic State army, that now controls vast swathes of Iraq, Syria, Libya and Nigeria, a junior varsity team. Some JV team! Some idiot!

When Jews were targeted for death in a kosher deli he said they were folks randomly shot. The idiot!

When twenty one Coptic Christians were beheaded on a Libyan beach for no other reasons except they were Christian, and he called them ‘citizens,’ he’s an idiot.

When he reports the beheading of an American journalist, and then heads of to play golf, he’s an idiot.

The world sees Iran as a messianic regime sponsoring regional and global terror attacks and feverishly trying to get their hands on a nuclear weapon as part of their apocalyptic dream, yet the American President is ready to cut them some slack and make them a central strategic player in the region. The idiot!

The American President sends his Secretary of State around the Arab countries to explain to them what’s in the nuclear agreement with Iran, but he won’t send him to Israel, the number one target for an Iranian nuclear attack. That’s infinitely worse than being an idiot!

The US-led coalition will not partner with Assad in the fight against ISIS because Assad kills his own people. But the American President will partner with Iran to hit ISIS, even as Iran kills its own people. Go figure!

Now, having read this, I’m sure I’m going to hear that the President is a genius and I’m the idiot. OK, so if I’m the idiot, at least I’m not a dangerous idiot. But if he’s a genius, he’s a dangerous genius. Either way, you lose.

Come to think of it, we all lose.

Barry Shaw is the author of the new book ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.’



About the Author
Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He is also the author of ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism,' '1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel, 'BDS for IDIOTS,' and his latest work 'A Tale of Love and Destiny,' the dramatic life of a Jewish heroine.
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