[VIDEO] Ron Johnson: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Like Becoming a Bee Farmer, or Something

 “If the objective is to destroy ISIS, I don’t think we have a strategy in place that will accomplish that goal…I’m just concerned about poking that hornet’s nest with a stick for three years.”

Republican Senator Ron Johnson is concerned about blowback from America’s limited air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — if the U.S. fails to destroy the group entirely, President Obama’s plan to intervene will be just like poking a hornet’s nest with a stick, he says.

The Wisconsin lawmaker spoke Monday with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about President Obama’s strategy to deal with the Islamic State. Johnson welcomed the president’s military action, but worried that an insufficient amount of air strikes may only serve to anger the ultra-violent Islamists(more)

National Review Online


9 Comments on “[VIDEO] Ron Johnson: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Like Becoming a Bee Farmer, or Something”

  1. swo8 says:

    It’s a real hornet’s nest for sure. Left to their own devices they will self destruct.
    Leslie

    • The Butcher says:

      I agree. I feel the same way about breast cancer. Left to its own devices, it’ll just destroy itself. Better to not get involved in treating breast cancer.

      • swo8 says:

        Some of those cancer cures will kill you too.
        Leslie

      • The Butcher says:

        If history teaches us anything – Ignoring genocidal jihadist terrorism in hopes it’ll go away (or the suicidal fiction that they’ll conveniently kill each other and no longer be a threat, so we shouldn’t get involved) is the moral equivalent of participating in the evil.

      • swo8 says:

        We’ve been there and we didn’t succeed the last time. What makes you think that getting involved this time will be any different?
        Leslie

      • The Butcher says:

        Your claim that ‘we didn’t succeed last time’ isn’t supported by reality. Even the Obama White House recognized it as a success, and repeatedly claimed credit for Iraq’s success as recently as 2012, when he used it to get reelected.

        The success Obama bragged about was was casually thrown away when remaining security forces were withdrawn in the mistaken belief that the jihadist threat was safely eliminated, and peace was permanent, because — as Democrats believe — the U.S. is itself the source of the problem.

        The left-wing crackpot notion, exposed:

        ‘Western military presence is the primary cause of hostility and warfare in the Middle East, and if we simply remove Western presence, then the antagonism will cease, and peace will be restored’.

        The magical belief that modern liberal western power is the “primary cause” of middle east aggression is finally revealed for the childlike fantasy it truly is.

      • swo8 says:

        Even if the West didn’t go there, there is going to be conflict. They have a lot of issues to work out.
        Why do you think the militants want the West there? They are rubbing our noses in it by the beheadings. They are goading us on. We are only playing into their hands when we do go there.
        Leslie

      • The Butcher says:

        We don’t expect to change your mind, just reveal to our readers which point of view you’re involved in.

        Though it’s inconvenient to admit, I’m sure you understand that If the west hadn’t withdrawn security forces in the first place–as advisors warned what might happen–there wouldn’t be these broadcast beheadings in the first place.

        That’s the whole point.

        Being uninvolved and wanting to avoid conflict leads to much, much worse than mere conflict. If it were mere “conflict” at stake, many isolationists like yourself might have a point. Slaughtering civilians, torturing innocents, and sexually enslaving children isn’t “conflict”.

        To suggest the threat of ISIS is just inevitable, or at least preferable to the potential of direct conflict, is to passively accept and participate in ISIS’ moral point of view.

        Just so we’re clear on which view you prefer to align yourself with.

        Fortunately yours is the minority point of view. Most Americans disagree with you. And most are as horrified by passive consent of Jihadist torture, beheadings, and child slavery as they are of the threat to civilization posed by escalating global jihadism.

  2. The Butcher says:

    Also, note: the case Ron Johnson was suggesting anyone avoid the hornet’s nest, his point was exactly the opposite, to go in with MORE military power.

    He certainly wasn’t suggesting anyone ‘leave them to their own devices” (ostrich’s-head-in-the-sand wishful thinking)

    Ron Johnson was making the case to be more committed, not less. Warning to not cripple the effort in advance with half-measures, but to do what’s required to fully carry out the mission.


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