ISIS is just one more excuse for conservatives to attack Obama
This is merely a brief message I have to all conservatives caught within the spirals of Obama Derangement Syndrome: Irony, have you heard of it? I might try and explain irony to you, but I’m afraid you might try and kill it.
I will be the first to admit that the Obama Administration does not always have the most coherent foreign policy. Quite a number of this administration’s actions are not policies I would consider wise. However, what has become classified now as “Obama Derangement Syndrome”, plays itself out best when it comes to foreign policy.
I bring this up now especially when it comes to the situation at hand with ISIS, and the right-wing’s focus on this group. Granted, yes, ISIS is a rather menacing organization. While they are responsible for many atrocities in both Iraq and Syria, the way in which they are portrayed by the right-wing media is rather trumped up. It serves as another useful aggregate symptom of ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome).
While ISIS is a terrible group and should be curtailed in measured responses, the way Fox describes the situation is as if they pose an imminent threat. Far from imminent, in fact ISIS had no real inclinations towards the United States (that was until we started bombing them). ISIS is presented by conservatives as an imminent threat towards US security, even though the group does not yet have such reach, nor any stated goals of attacking American targets.
Obama is painted as weak and lacking a strategy against ISIS, even though Obama has been doing everything short of a second ground invasion to combat ISIS forces in Iraq. Keep in mind, ISIS is a byproduct of the Civil War in Syria and was only able to gain the ground it did in Iraq due to the weak and fractured post-Saddam state that exists in Iraq.
It is clear, now more than ever that ISIS is just being used (like all other situations) to attack Obama for the sake of attacking him. The same clowns who supported the invasion of Iraq in 2003, are those now blaming Obama for the rise of ISIS and the reason Iraq is the way it is. There is no rationalizing with the insane at this point.
The Fox clan have nevertheless used the situation (as with every other) to paint Obama as the reason Iraq is on fire and ISIS has the power it has. In every facet of policy the right-wing has decided to collectively ignore the ironies they generate. As I mentioned, irony might need to be explained to them.