On Saturday’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Barack Obama for the crisis in Iraq, saying that he doesn’t have a clear mission or strategy. She slammed him for doing nothing “to prevent the rise of this nation-destroying, genocidal, radical Islamic army" and reminded the president that she told him what to do about this situation months ago.

Watch Pirro’s Opening Statement above, and read the transcript below.


The United States is back in Iraq, or at least over it, targeting the terror group ISIS in support of the delivery of humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of terrified religious refugees.

ISIS now chasing those innocents into the mountains where many are dying of thirst, starvation, and worse. Their M.O. – ruthless, brutal, and barbaric. The group even al Qaeda considers too extreme.  

And they are coming for us. They as much as told us. In 2009, Abu Baghdadi, when released by the U.S. - the now leader of ISIS - offered these famous parting words to his jailer: We'll see you in New York.

And in the interim, ISIS - starting as a rag tag team of 800 - has grown exponentially to more than 10,000 today. It is without doubt the most well-funded extremist organization in the world.

So why should you care? Recently Baghdadi in an audio message flatly stated his intentions: "Our last message is to the Americans. We will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day. So watch, for we are with you watching."

Further proof of their hatred for Americans…

Now I don't know about you folks, but when I hear things like that, it scares the hell out of me!

And I’m not going to blame the problems of the world on Barack Obama – although it wouldn't take much to get me on a tear at this point – but the problem is President Barack Obama is too inexperienced, too out of touch, and too disengaged to protect us.

Earlier today as he discussed the limited airstrikes in Iraq, the backdrop was his helicopter on which his bags were packed for yet another vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

So you shouldn't be concerned because the president has reassuringly told us, "My team has been vigilant even before ISIL went into Mosul about foreign fighters and jihadists gathering in Syria and now in Iraq who might potentially launch attacks outside the region against western targets and U.S. targets."

Western targets? U.S. targets? So I should feel better? 

Ok - Baghdadi says he's watching you, and you say you're watching him...

My take? If he's been watching you, he knows of your feckless foreign policy. You don't have a clear mission, and you don't have a clear strategy. You watch them slaughter in Syria and Iraq and now you go on vacation!

Now I’m trying to not be too hard on you, Mr. President, but your track record doesn't exactly put the fear of God in any of those terrorists.

Example: you were wrong when you scoffed at the idea of a genocide or ethnic cleansing in Iraq if U.S. troops were withdrawn.

You were wrong when you pulled American troops out of Iraq, saying it would be "irresponsible" [to stay]. And today you even blamed George Bush!

You were wrong when you said al Qaeda was on its heels. Their black flag now flying over Fallujah.

You were wrong when you dismissed ISIS as nothing more than a "jayvee squad." Today, their caliphate bigger than anyone could have predicted. 

No longer just a terrorist organization, they are a well-organized military operation – savvy on the battlefield, experienced in weaponry, maneuvers, and war tactics.

You were wrong when you dithered on that red line in Syria as ISIS gained strength and military experience in that war.

You were wrong leaving an inexperienced Iraqi military with our weapons they dropped at the first sign of ISIS, the same weapons now being used against their victims. 

This week, Mr. President, you announce a limited humanitarian engagement with supporting airstrikes. Effective?

So no one knows what your mission is. 

You've done nothing to prevent the rise of this nation-destroying, genocidal, radical Islamic army. 

And you say your team has been watching them? Yeah, I have too – on television!

You didn't try to help the Shiites and the Christians, 1 million of them displaced.

The humanitarian aid is warranted, but now you're sending help because "America cannot turn a blind eye?” Now?

I guess you had your blinders on the past few months as the bombings and killings and beheadings have taken place, with grotesque acts of violence committed against women and children because they believe in Jesus. Whole towns are devoid of their original Christian inhabitants.

Now our enemies have become emboldened because of you. Al Qaeda believes they won the war in Iraq and you lost it!

Problem: you make political decisions, not military ones. You fail to learn from the past. You fail to assess future danger, and you're reactive, and even then, you're not effective. If ever there were a question - the world now sees the consequences of an America with an inexperienced, disengaged president.

So what is our foreign policy? Because no one knows!

I have an idea: your limited airstrikes are a joke. They've taken out a handful of weapons and terrorists. What you need to do is you need to ramp it up. You need a strategy and a goal no matter how long it takes – a day, a week, a year or more.

And you have to have the stamina to see it through. 

I told you what you need to do two months ago:

"My resolution? Airstrikes. Bomb them, bomb them, keep bombing them, bomb them again and again. And I don’t care how long it takes. Just take out ISIS, take out their convoys and take out their troops."

It is true that Americans are war weary. Too many of us have loved ones killed or maimed in Iraq.  But we were in Iraq then for the wrong reason! There were no weapons of mass destruction. 

Today, it's different. This is a reverse crusade. Muslim extremists looking to kill Christians and Jews. Yes, today it's different, they are coming for us.


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