There is little doubt, this president is responding, not out of any sense of what’s right, but of pure politics.
ISIS is Barack Obama’s mess.
He made it and now he wants our help to clean it up. What do Canadians owe him?
He’s turned his back on allies such as Israel, having proven himself a bigger friend to the likes of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood than to the Jewish state.
He’s no friend of Canada’s.
Instead of working with his friends, he’s tried in vain to appease such longtime enemies as Iran.
His rush to pull out of Iraq without leaving a reserve force behind has led to the disaster we see unfolding there now.
Now Obama needs allies to battle ISIS and help him save face. So who is stepping up to the plate? The Iranians? The Saudis? Hardly.
Yes, when things get really bad, he calls on the same allies he’s spent his entire presidency snubbing.