Noah Rothman of Hot Air points out that describing the ISIS beheading of American Mr. Foley as a "terrorist attack" may not be the best way to defend the President:
When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” [Ben Rhodes, the White House’s deputy national security advisor] said. “That represents a terrorist attack against our country and against an American citizen.”
“We see that as an attack on our country when one of our own is killed like that,” Rhodes added.
So, now the president was not just callously golfing in the wake of the horrific murder of an American citizen, he was golfing in the immediate aftermath of a “terrorist attack” on the United States of America. Oops.
STOP IT, YOU'RE KILLING ME! Eli Lake of The Daily Beast offers a howler of a parody, imagining that we had a real Commander-in-Chief:
Obama vs. ISIS: This Time It's Personal
In the aftermath of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Obama vowed to bring the attackers to justice. This week Obama struck a different tone, saying: “When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.”
The difference between bringing suspects to justice and seeing that justice is done is roughly the same as the difference between treating terrorism as a crime and as an act of war.
The conclusion is comic gold:
Today, as Obama finds his country facing an utterly barbaric enemy, and after weeks and months of delaying action, he appears ready to mount a war with the ambitious goal of actually winning.
Because "winning" in Iraq or Afghanistan or even Libya would have been too easy but allying with Assad and Iran to defeat ISIS will justify Obama's second Nobel Peace Prize. Or something.