Today\’s quote comes to us from Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Speaking about President Obama\’s claim that ISIS…oh, excuse me, ISIL (that\’s what the really smart people call it) has been contained.
First, President Obama\’s exact words – which, please note, he said on the morning of ISIS\’s terrorist attacks in Paris:
“I don\’t think they\’re gaining strength. From the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they\’ll come in, they\’ll leave. But you don\’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”
And now, what Senator Burr told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace:
“It\’s proven that ISIS is in 30 different countries…they\’ve got a reach that goes throughout Europe and North America. So to talk about containment is really a joke.
“We\’ve got to stop talking about containment. We\’ve got to talk about elimination of the terrorist threat.”
I award Senator Richard Burr Quote Of The Day honors for making more sense about ISIS in particular – and terrorism in general – than President Obama has made since he took office.
I offer no award for the most in-your-face lies about terrorism by a President. But, if I did, Mr. Obama would be the hands-down winner.