McInerney explains the danger inherent in refusing to name your enemy from a war/military standpoint, as well as assuring listeners that Barack Obama is not serious in his efforts to annihilate ISIS, stating "Let’s get serious on this. The president has elected not to get serious. The Pentagon wants to do this, but the White House is holding back."
In addition to McInerney’s frustration with the military tactics being employed against ISIS, he is livid over the Obama administration refusing to define the motivation behind the threat. Calling the rise and expansion of ISIS the result of “what happens when good people do nothing to fight evil,” McInerney said the Obama administration is keeping its head in the sand about how the ideology of this movement must be confronted.
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a radical Islamic organization,” McInerney said. “Al-Qaida, which attacked us on 9/11, is a radical Islamic organization. Hamas in the Gaza Strip is a radical Islamic organization. All these organizations that people hear about are radical Islamists. The Iranian government is a radical Islamic organization.”
The general said it is incumbent for President Obama to stop avoiding the elephant in the room and clearly state who and what America is fighting.
“Until the president identifies the threat that we are facing as radical Islam, it makes it very difficult to defeat the threat,” he said. “I just can’t say it any clearer. It’s important that this White House and this president identify the threat for what it is.”
McIerney further explains his puzzlement over the lengths the Obama administration has gone in order to avoid even referencing radical Islam, stating "I don’t know. Maybe we have some Islamists embedded in the White House,” McInerney said. “Whatever it is, it is absolutely bizarre. When Charlie Hebdo was attacked in Europe, everybody was calling it radical Islam except our president, who was calling it violent extremists."