If you’ve been following this blog for it’s nearly four years (as of December 1st) of existence, you know I’m neither the most liberal nor the most conservative person out there. I tend to think that when it comes to politics, half the people cannot be right all of the time.
But I did get a little miffed at President Obama having issues with the governors of all of these states that don’t want Syrian refugees in their backyard in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. (By the way, had they succeeded in bombing the Saint Denis soccer stadium that night, those attacks may have rivaled 9/11 in their scope.) A few of the terrorists who took part in the attacks last Friday got into that country claiming they were refugees when in fact, they were with the ISIS/ISIL terrorist group.
The whole refugee thing may prove to be one of the great political debacles of our time. Even if this was their sole attack (which even in Paris this year it was not, thanks to the Charlie Hebdo shootings), it killed over 130 people who had lives of their own, who did nothing to their assassins. Their flames have been extinguished, there is nothing we can do as human beings to bring their lives back.
My fear at this time is that we’ve given ISIS the key to the gates by doing this. I hope the history ahead of us proves me incorrect. I truly do.