In Obama’s final (thank God) State of the Union address on Tuesday, he took exception to Ted Cruz’s promise to “carpet bomb” ISIS, the Muslim terrorist group Obama previously referred to as only being the equivalent of a “JV team.”
During the SOTU, Obama did what he always does — attack Americans while defending his favored religion — Islam.
“The world will look to us to help solve these problems, and our answer needs to be more than tough talk or calls to carpet bomb civilians,” Obama said during the State of the Union speech, a clear reference to Cruz, who has soared into second place in all national polls. “That may work as a TV sound bite, but it doesn’t pass muster on the world stage,” Obama argued.
At a campaign rally in December of last year in Iowa, Cruz promised to “carpet bomb ISIS into oblivion.” “I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out,” Cruz proclaimed.
Late Tuesday evening, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt asked Ted Cruz to respond to Obama’s reference to him in the State of the Union.
“Well listen, I will apologize to nobody for my commitment to kill the terrorists,” Cruz answered. “And in this speech President Obama once again refused to even say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ — much less demonstrate any clarity, any vision, any plan to destroy them,” he replied.
Ted Cruz noted that Obama tried to downplay the threat of Muslim terrorism by intentionally leaving out recent terrorist attacks that have taken place on American soil.
“He diminished the threat of ISIS. I mean, let’s just think about it. In this speech, he didn’t say a word about the Paris attacks, he didn’t say a word about San Bernardino, he didn’t say a word about the Philadelphia police officer who was shot 13 times by a terrorist pledging allegiance to ISIS, ” Cruz continued. “And I think the American people are tired of having a president who will not even acknowledge the evil that we are facing — much less do anything serious to stop it,” Cruz noted.
Cruz told Holt that he didn’t regret not attending Obama’s final SOTU, calling the speech more of a “State of Denial” than a “State of the Union.”