We interrupt this holiday season for an urgent message: These are serious times that call for serious leaders. But serious leaders are elected by serious people. And when the time comes to confront evil, many Americans are not serious people.
Maybe Obama doesn't fully understand the threat. Or he doesn't want to worry Americans. Or he doesn't want to rush to war and repeat the mistakes of the former president he seems to admire least: George W. Bush. Or he knows he's a short-timer and doesn't want to start a prolonged military campaign he can't finish. Or he has checked out, and he is already thinking about building his presidential library, booking six-figure speeches and writing his memoirs. Here's my theory: Obama seems to be one of those peace-loving souls who are reluctant to give war a chance....
There you have it! Navarrette wants to "give war a chance."
Haven't we been there? Done that? Like in Iraq?
Seriously! This guy is out to lunch if he thinks that plunging into a war in Syria is any kind of way to address the attacks in Paris.
And "give war a chance?"
He's no John Lennon, either!