"Rook" has some thoughts on leadership.
In recent years we have seen Islamic Jihad terrorism grow exponentially. We have seen Muslims attack and murder soldiers, police and civilians in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Australia and throughout the Middle East. We have seen Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AKA ISIS) conquer huge swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, soundly defeating the Iraqi Army in the process.
During those same recent years we have seen and heard President Obama repeatedly say that terrorism is on the decline and Al Qaeda has been "decimated." Obama has said we don't need troops in Iraq or Afghanistan and we don't need our military to be as strong as it was in previous years. He says we don't need GITMO or all the intelligence that can be gathered by capturing and interrogating terrorists. He has released GITMO prisoners, only to have many of them show up in new terrorist leadership roles or on the battlefield. We have seen Obama "slow walk" our air power in the fight against ISIS, allowing less than 5% of the sorties per month than our military is capable of in a single day.
We need some answers to get America and Europe back on track in the fight against the spread of Islamic terrorism. Is Obama's Islamic upbringing causing him to sympathize with the enemy and manipulate our foreign policy and military to give advantage to the Islamic terrorists? Or is he and his hand-picked inner circle so inept, incompetent and stupid that they don't understand the consequences of their decisions and actions?
No matter which answer is correct, the consequences for our national security are the same. When our military power is compromised or degraded the entire world is affected. Our allies lose confidence and fail to take decisive action. Our enemies are emboldened and become more aggressive. That is why we have such growth in the number and magnitude of terrorist attacks against the free world. The Muslim terrorists, the Russians and the Chinese smell weakness and fear in the U.S. and our allies. The Muslim terrorists will continue their slaughter; the Russians and Chinese will continue their aggressive and invasive behavior until we regain strong and competent leadership.