After an Oval Office meeting with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, President Obama said that ISIL poses a serious threat to all of us.
“It cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed and we must do it together,” he said during a joint press conference with Hollande.
Obama said that he and the French president agreed the nations in the “U.S.-led coalition” must do more together to fight the Islamic State, and he suggested one way of doing so.
“Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” he said.
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As The Federalist’s Sean Davis notes, Obama and his top lieutenants have a history of conflating climate change with terrorism.
In April, the two-term Democratic president said a changing climate, a dynamic which has existed since the earth’s creation, posed a far greater threat than terrorism.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry echoed Obama’s comments just days before the devastating terrorist attacks in Paris in a speech about how climate change represents a dire threat to American national security. Kerry did not mention ISIS a single time in his speech.