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President Obama Assures Us that We've 'Never Been More Protected' From ISIS

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Whew! What a relief. For a minute there I thought we might have been wide open to another terrorist attack.

But President Obama set me straight. In an interview with CBS recorded on Wednesday shortly after the San Bernardino attack, Obama assured the American people that “our homeland has never been more protected” from a terrorist attack.

The Hill:

“What I try to do is to make sure that people understand the threat is real, we have to be vigilant, but we also can’t panic and we can’t respond out of fear,” Obama said in the CBS News interview.

Liberals have been pulling this crap for years. If you disagree with their tactics or overall strategy, you’re “panicking” or you want us to “respond out of fear.” It’s a rancid political ploy that suggests liberals are courageous while those who oppose them are cowardly wretches hiding under a table.

“ISIL is not going to pose an existential threat to us,” he continued, using an alternate acronym for ISIS, adding, “they are a dangerous organization like al Qaeda was, but we have hardened our defenses. Our homeland has never been more protected by more effective intelligence and law enforcement professionals at every level than they are now.”

The president also told CBS that coordination among law enforcement is stronger than previously.

“If you look at the number of successful terrorist attacks that have occurred, you know, we have disrupted a lot of them, but the dangers are still there and so we just have to keep things in perspective,” Obama told the network.

Obama made the remarks in an interview taped Wednesday, shortly after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed at least 14 people.

Since then, investigators have worked to establish a motive for the attack. On Friday, multiple news outlets reported that U.S. officials said one of the suspects, Tashfeen Malik, had posted allegiance to ISIS under a Facebook alias.

While it is not yet known whether Malik had ties to the terrorist group or was merely expressing support, the connection to ISIS could put the White House on the defensive.

This president has the worst sense of timing of any chief executive in history. How many times has he said something, only to discover later that the exact opposite was true? There was the “red line” in Syria that wasn’t a red line, the containment of ISIS just prior to the Paris attacks, all those good things in the Iran deal that aren’t there, and now, we’re told we’ve never been better protected.

Given Obama’s track record, I’d be afraid — very afraid.