“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JayVee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”Well, specifically, the group flying those flags was ISIS/ISIL or as they are simply known today: the Islamic State or IS. Today, that supposed 'JayVee' team has much of eastern Syria and the north-northeastern area of Iraq under their control. Now their threatening American lives and starving Christian religious groups who are trapped on a mountain. So, we are forced to bomb IS in Iraq in order to protect Americans and non-Muslims who's lives are being threatened. As usual, the President appears to look at the world through his personal pair of rose colored glasses. As a result, he is repeatedly caught off guard by growing crises; whether they be in the Ukraine, Libya, Syria, Gaza or, now, with IS in Iraq.
The "JayVee" statement clearly reveals why this President is so weak when it comes to foreign policy. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, shows only 36% of those polled (nationally) give Obama a thumbs up on foreign policy. Most think of him as a failure.
Obama on Al Qaeda Groups: ‘If a Jayvee Team Puts on Lakers Uniforms, That Doesn’t Make Them Kobe’: http://www.mediaite.com/online/obama-on-al-qaeda-groups-if-a-jayvee-team-puts-on-lakers-uniforms-that-doesnt-make-them-kobe/
Poll: Obama sinks on foreign policy: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/poll-barack-obama-sinks-foreign-policy-109743.html
U.S. will use airstrikes to avert genocide in Iraq, Obama says: http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-iraq-us-humanitarian-aid-20140807-story.html