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Obama Says He's Fighting ISIS Within 'American Values'

I guess it all depends on how he defines “American”:

Stressing that his administration has “been at this for a long time,” President Obama launched a forceful defense of his strategy against ISIS in a year-end interview with NPR. He makes “no apologies,” he said, for wanting to target terror groups “appropriately and in a way that is consistent with American values.”

Speaking with Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition,Obama also urged Americans to “keep things in perspective” when it comes to ISIS, though he says he understands “why people are worried.”

“This is not an organization that can destroy the United States,” he said, nor is it a “huge industrial power” that poses great risks to the U.S. “institutionally or in a systemic way. But they can hurt us, and they can hurt our people and our families.”

If that’s how the president defines the existential struggle between the West and recrudescent Islam, it’s no wonder we’re losing. Meanwhile, in his quest for “fundamental transformation,” he’s releasing drug dealers, trying to close Gitmo and importing “Syrian doctors” by the planeload.

Video And Transcript: NPR’s Interview With President Obama

Meanwhile, for comparison, here’s how a real American fights — and ends — wars; decisively and with finality. But that was back in the days when we had morals instead of  values.