Obama Announces Speech on ISIS, Makes Himself Big Fat Target for Impeachment
September 8, 2014 • 12:13PM

In an interview with Meet the Press aired over the weekend, President Barack Obama outlined a series of events he has planned for this week on the issue of ISIS. Coming during the week of the 13th anniversary of 9/11, and the Sept. 9 press conference by the families of 9/11 victims sponsored by Congressmen Jones, Massie, and Lynch, Obama’s phony “war on terror” should serve to make him an even bigger target for impeachment.

Obama announced that he would be holding consultations with the Congressional leadership on Tuesday, and then address the nation on Wednesday, Sept. 10, on his “strategy” to “degrade” and ultimately “destroy” ISIS. He claimed that his administration had put together a coalition to join the U.S. in this objective with largely Sunni nations.

Indeed, Secretary of State John Kerry is headed for Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates this week, to seek support. Only Turkey has nominally joined the so-called coalition of the willing— and its government is known to be collaborators (or worse) of ISIS.

When pressed on the issue of Syria by interviewer Chuck Todd, President Obama reiterated his British policy that Assad is the cause of the problem in the region, and is illegitimate.

Todd did not press Obama on his Constitutional responsibility to take the issue of war to the Congress, but did ask whether he was asking Congress for a vote. Obama reiterated his anti-Constitutional lie:

"Well, I’m confident that I have got the authorization that I need to protect the American people. And I’m always going to do what’s necessary to protect the American people. But I do think it’s important for Congress to understand what the plan is, to have buy-in, to debate it. And that’s why we’ve been consulting with Congress throughout."

Obama also indicated that he would be demanding more money to carry out his policy of perpetual warfare.

Feinstein Asks Relevant Questions of Obama’s “Plan”

During an interview on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, senior Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein raised some relevant questions about Barack Obama’s alleged plan to deal with the ISIS terrorist threat.

After indicating her general support for the tougher line— as did her co-interviewee House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers-- Sen. Feinstein said:

“So, what I want to hear is from both of those two [Kerry and Hagel], what is the military plan and what is the diplomatic plan?”

As to what the President will say, she said:

"What— the one thing is— Wednesday, when he speaks, is that— what the change is, what the coalition of the willing is willing to do, what the Saudis are going to do, if, in fact— and there’s a difference of opinion on this— is Iran going to help? Iran has offered to help— I, for one, think that’s useful— what other Middle Eastern countries are going to do, and what would be the prime role for America."

As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Feinstein has a very senior position, and has clashed numerous times with Barack Obama on issues ranging from his protection of torture, to his violation of the Senate’s independence, and, most recently, his policy for dealing with Russia.

U.S. Is Not Serious About Fighting ISIS: Javad Zarif

Expressing deep frustration, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the U.S. of not taking the threat from Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria seriously. “There is still no serious understanding about the threat and they [the U.S.] have as yet taken no serious action,” Zarif was quoted as saying by Iran’s Mehr news agency. “They have helped [the Islamic State] in Syria in different ways,” he added, alluding to support that the United States has provided to some rebel groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

It should be recalled that Iran’s Supreme Leader has officially given the green light for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to cooperate with the U.S. in fighting against ISIS.

A Truncated Arab League Ponders ISIS Threat

Addressing the gathered foreign ministers of a truncated Arab League in Cairo, its Secretary-General, Nabil Elaraby, former Egyptian foreign minister, appealed Sunday to its member states to confront militarily and politically Islamic State insurgents, an apparent call to arms as the U.S. launched new airstrikes against the group’s fighters in Iraq. Washington is looking for wide support for its call to take on the Islamic State group, following domestic criticism that it was overly cautious in dealing with the militant group.

The final communiqué was not available as of this writing.