I keep thinking about the administrations claims emanating around Obama's speech - what a sad affair that was - and I find it difficult to reconcile.
It's not an unusual state for me, trying to reconcile what appears to be either criminal negligence or massive stupidity in people who shouldn't be capable of either but obviously are. Take John Kerry's statement that we are not at war with ISIS.
When a militant group who have proven both the will and the ability to assault an entire country (granted not a great military force but still) says (and I paraphrase) "We will fly our flag over your nations capital" That sounds like a declaration of war to me. Because it IS a declaration of war. So, can you not be at war with someone who is at war with you? Sure if you just surrender - and that's not going to happen - we're a long way from that point despite the gutless progressive apologists.
Regardless of what our Secretary of State thinks about "war" being the wrong terminology - we are at war. I don't like it, but my not liking doesn't change reality anymore than it does for anyone else, so suck it up people.
Now why are they saying Not-At-War?
There are a few options - It could be (but it's not) a simple statement of fact - We're not at war with ISIS, we're at war with ISLAM or ISIL - which are not necessarily the exact same thing. We all know that's not what he meant thought.
It could be that he means we haven't made an official declaration of war - which is sort of true, but also just a dodge.
More likely he's saying we're not at war because the administration REALLY does not want to be in another war. I don't think that's it either. I think parts of the administration have been searching for another war for us to get into since we started pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan. War is big business - much bigger than oil when you consider the banks gains for war profiteering.
He could be just toting the line (which seems likely) and Obama so tired of it all that he personally doesn't give a damn what his masters want anymore, he just wants to play golf. Or it could have to do with his unending support of ISLAM. If you look back over his various quotes, time and time again he has supported Islam going so far as to say (in two separate instances) that:
“Islam has always been part of America”
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”
Both of which are patently false, although the second is much closer to the truth than the first. There is a significant part of the populace that are not Christians, but that group is out numbered by Christians and those who don't profess any religious preference.
It's his undying oft repeated support of Islam and his off repeated claim that America is the problem, that I think is at the heart of it. He doesn't want to be at war with islam because he supports and believes in islam. Until recently I mostly discounted the accusations that he was an Islamist but it's become so difficult to support that position that I have abandoned it. Originally I thought it was just his desire to "Transform" America into is Alinskyist vision that he was just using Islam as a wedge, and I suppose that might still be true, but I no longer believe it.