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Obama: Let’s not send troops to fight ISIS because that’s what they want

obama-lecture1On Sunday, Barack Obama addressed the nation from the White House in what was billed as an effort to reassure the country after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California.

He started by saying the shooters weren’t “directed” by an overseas terrorist group nor a part of a broader conspiracy at home, even though ISIS praised the shooters and reports came out indicating that at least one pledged allegiance to the terror group’s leader.

He also called on Congress to enact gun control legislation that would not have made any difference whatsoever and lectured the country on discrimination.

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Obama also said that the U.S. should not send troops to Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS.

“It’s what they want,” he said.

Here’s Obama’s entire speech, if you can stomach it.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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