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Andrew McCarthy: Doesn't Matter What Obama Says About ISIS

Monday, 08 Sep 2014 05:56 PM

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy thinks that no matter what President Barack Obama says Wednesday about how the United States plans to respond to the threat of the Islamic State, it's too little and too late.

"I hate to say this, but we've gotten to a point where it really doesn't matter what Obama says because you can't rely on the fact that what he says on Wednesday will be the same thing on Thursday," McCarthy said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"At this point, statements from Obama are not enough. Whatever statement he makes has to be coupled with purposeful action."

McCarthy — who as assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York prosecuted 12 terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing — said he has a "dim hope" the nation "can ride out the next year and a half, two years, without Obama doing too much damage."

"We could arrive at a more sensible national security policy and a more purposeful confrontation against the jihadists who threaten America, but it's going to have to come from the ground up," McCarthy said.

"It's going to have to come from the pressure that's created by the role of the American people."

McCarthy — author of the new book "Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama's Impeachment," published by Encounter Books — added:

"You have to engage people in the idea that their national security really does hinge on decimating this group.

"And not decimating it politically, the way Obama has claimed to have done numerous times. I mean really, substantively having a sensible policy that does real damage to it."

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