“We should take great pride in the progress we’ve made over the last eight years,” Obama declared. “No foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland.”
In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, the soon to be former commander-in-chief touted what he deems to be his national security accomplishments.
Daily Wire reports,
The declaration was met with tepid applause among service members, many of whom simply stared back at the president.
The reason such a claim is difficult to respond to enthusiastically is the grim reality of what has transpired over the last eight years: radical Islamic terrorists — most of them inspired by foreign entities, particularly ISIS — having “successfully planned and executed” attacks on innocent people on American soil: the Ft. Hood rampage; the Boston Marathon bombing; the execution of two NYPD officers; the attack in Garland, Texas; the murder of four military servicemen in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the San Bernardino attack; the Pulse Nightclub massacre; the NYC Bomber, and just last week, the Ohio State jihadist.