On Sunday, after the savage slaughter in Orlando, President Obama talked about the need for gun control, the effect of the attack on the gay community, and the FBI’s investigation of the shooting as an act of terror.
What President Obama did not mention, neither this time nor after the attacks in Fort Hood, Chattanooga, Garland, and San Bernardino, were the words Islamic extremism.
James Woolsey was director of the CIA under President Bill Clinton. After Obama’s statement, Mr. Woolsey opined, “Facts don’t seem to matter to this administration, in this matter. This reluctance is doing real damage. You can’t effectively fight something if you can’t discuss it.”
John Fund writes in NRO:
It’s time to show the kind of solidarity and moral clarity that the French have against ISIS. The war that Islamic extremism is waging is, yes, against gays and, yes, against women. But it is also one against the West and indeed civilization itself. It’s time to call out the source of these terror attacks. Instead, the Obama administration continues to declare war on the English language by falling back on bureaucratic bafflegab.