Fox News host Geraldo Rivera isn’t exactly known for sharp wit and policy positions agreeable to hardcore conservatives, but it seems the man finally said something that just about everyone on the right can agree with.
During a Fox and Friends segment, Rivera ripped into President Obama and his wimpy, pathetic fight against terrorism, totally exploding into a rant of epic proportions.
Yes, this might actually make you fist pump to Geraldo.
“We are going to send more troops to Iraw, a total of 560,” Fox News’ Steve Doocy said Friday on “Fox & Friends.” “The United Kingdom is going to send 250. Is that going to help?”
“About time,” Geraldo said. “My goodness what is this gradualism? I don’t understand how the President of the United States can watch this unfold and still believe that his thesis, his approach to fighting the caliphate, is a little here, a little there, a little more bombing.
“Because you are proud of your policy and stubbornly insisting it will work does not mean you can’t, as an intelligent, patriotic person, say it has not worked, we must wipe out the caliphate,” he said.
“Where are the first cavalry, the 82nd airborne, the 101st airborne? Where are our magnificent troops to put an end to this?” he asked.
“We are at war with an ideology that is more than an ideology,” he said. “It is a geographic entity. We know where it is. I can show you on the map where it is.”
“It is time for the President of the United States to go beyond,” he said. “I don’t want him to console us now. I want him to be firm — I want him to announce and escalation, a major escalation, if not a declaration of war against ISIS — When ISIS cut the heads off those journalists and drowned that pilot it was time then, it’s time now!”
“I believe the first step is a military step,” he continued. “I don’t want to be calmed now. I want a military solution to what is essentially a military problem.”
It’s hard to believe these words are about to come out of my mouth, but I 100 percent agree with Geraldo Rivera.
Wow. I didn’t think I’d feel so dirty after uttering that sentence, but I feel like curling up in the fetal position in the shower and crying for the next hour.
Anyway, it truly is time to drop the political correctness junk and take legitimate military action to dismantle groups like ISIS in order to bring their worldwide reign of terror to an end.
Radical Islamists do not negotiate. The only language they speak fluently is blunt force, and I think it’s time we started learning that language ourselves so we can deliver them a nice little love letter in the form of a boot to the backside.