Barack Obama is finally speaking on this week's terrorist attack in Southern California, but still seems far too timid in the face of a powerful threat from radical Islamic extremists.
President Obama said that it’s “entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror” and the attack in San Bernardino shows that” in America it’s way too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on a gun” during Saturday’s Weekly Address.
Transcript as Follows:
“Hi, everybody. This weekend, our hearts are with the people of San Bernardino—another American community shattered by unspeakable violence. We salute the first responders—the police, the SWAT teams, the EMTs—who responded so quickly, with such courage, and saved lives. We pray for the injured as they fight to recover from their wounds.
Most of all, we stand with 14 families whose hearts are broken. We’re learning more about their loved ones—the men and women, the beautiful lives, that were lost. They were doing what so many of us do this time of year—enjoying the holidays. Celebrating with each other. Rejoicing in the bonds of friendship and community that bind us together, as Americans. Their deaths are an absolute tragedy, not just for San Bernardino, but for our country.
We’re also learning more about the killers. And we’re working to get a full picture of their motives—why they committed these revolting acts. It’s important to let the investigators do their job. We need to know all the facts. And at my direction, federal law enforcement is helping in every way that they can. We’re going to get to the bottom of this.
It is entirely possible that these two attackers were radicalized to commit this act of terror.
Luckily, we know what the president refuses to acknowledge. Jihad has arrived in America, and its time we finally confront the ideology head on. By refusing to acknowledge the enemy, as Obama has done, we are a less safe nation, open to more of these savage attacks.