Ex-CIA Director: Obama 'Looks Scared' in Refusing to Say 'Islamic' Terror
Former CIA Director James Woolsey Jr. came out with some strong statements against President Obama, saying he "looks scared" right now.
Woolsey argued that the president must get tougher against ISIS, questioning the continued refusal to say "Islamic extremism."
In a speech yesterday at the White House's summit on violent extremism, President Obama discussed why he does not use Islam when talking about ISIS.
"These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy and all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam. Because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorists' narrative," he said.
Speaking to CNN this week, Woolsey called Obama "the world champion of political correctness."
"Basically he looks scared. He looks as if he's afraid of using the adjective Islamic to describe the terrorists. That doesn't mean all terrorists are Muslims and it doesn't mean that all Muslims are terrorists. If you can't do that, you look like you're scared," said Woolsey.
Andrea Tantaros said this afternoon that the president looks more narcissistic than scared on this issue.
"He believes, like he did in 2009, that with with one speech in Cairo, that his words, the words from the great orator, can actually heal the wounds between radical Muslims and Western civilization. And that's what he's doing now. He believes the words that he uses or that he doesn't use can actually fix this problem," she noted.
Earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the "silly media debate" over how to combat terrorism. Attorney General Eric Holder lashed out at Fox News for talking too much about whether to call it "Islamic extremism."
Kirsten Powers stated that what Holder said is "transparently false."
"It does matter or they wouldn't be bending over backwards to not say it," she explained. "It's not a silly debate because they clearly have spent a lot of time debating it. And deciding the strategy to not say it."
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