With the Orlando attack still fresh on the minds of Americans across the country, much of the political discussion has turned toward matters of national security and combatting terrorism.The most logical, common sense kind of approach to stopping groups like ISIS from radicalizing the weak-minded here on our soil or sending Jihadi warriors across our pitifully protected borders is to take the fight to them with a strong, coordinated military attack.
But apparently, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has a totally different approach to the issue, one so ridiculous and absurd it actually has some Republicans demanding her resignation.According to Lynch, the ultimate weapon in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism is… love.
By this logic, if only the Jewish people had thought about that during WWII, Hitler would have left them alone.
Unfortunately, this is not a joke.The Hill is reporting, Attorney General Loretta Lynch is getting a tongue-lashing from Republicans for her claim that “love” the best tool to fight terrorism.
“Our most effective response to terror and hatred is compassion, unity and love,” Lynch said after meeting with officials in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday — a week after a gunman at a gay nightclub killed 49 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Lynch should “resign immediately,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) claimed.
"All You Need Is Love" is a great Beatles song but a horrible foreign policy. Seriously @LorettaLynch, resign immediately.
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) June 22, 2016
No, the most effective weapon against Islamic Extremism is not “love.” It is a clear strategy to destroy ISIS. https://t.co/Uc69XXhfvE
— Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 22, 2016
Obviously, to answer that “love” is the solution to ending radical Islamic terrorism, a war we’re engaged in with an enemy that wants world domination and only speaks the language of brute force, is completely insane.
No, love isn’t going to keep a bunch of crazed suicide bombers and mass shooters from ending innocent life in the name of their religion.
The only way to stop this madness is with a strong military response that sees groups like ISIS and the Taliban buried in the sand.
Anything less than finishing the job leaves the door open for another wacky radical who thinks he can bring about the end of the world to rise to power and start the process over again.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem the Obama administration possesses the intestinal fortitude to eliminate this threat and keep our people safe. Hopefully the next commander-in-chief will have the bold courage our nation so desperately craves right now.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]