Let’s go to Media Matters (MMfA) for the transcript but not give them a link out of spite:
STUART VARNEY (HOST): Let’s get right to the president’s speech last night on terrorism, and bring in Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. Alright, Ralph, I have a question for you. I know you watched last night. I want to know, what were you saying to the TV as the president was speaking? What was your commentary as the president’s speech unfolded?
RALPH PETERS: Well, first of all he keeps speaking about “we can’t give in to our fears.” You know, “don’t be afraid.” Look, Mr. President we’re not afraid we’re angry, we’re pissed off, we’re furious. We want you to react, we want you to do something. You’re afraid. I mean this guy is such a total pussy, its stunning. And, you know, we want — we the people, the American people, whom he does not know in any intimate sort of manner, we want action. We want action against Islamic State and then — then, when the president is telling us he is going to destroy ISIS. This is a president who has done more harm to American police departments than he has done to Islamic State. This is a president who restrains our military. He uses it not to defeat ISIS, but for political purposes for political cover. This is a president who doesn’t want to hurt our enemies. This is a president who cares more about thugs in Guantanamo, or thugs in Ferguson, Missouri, than he does about law-abiding American citizens and their right to live in safety and peace.
(I was sort of surprised that MMfA didn’t editorialize. I was hoping David Brock would weigh in on how Obama isn’t a total p***y because Brock is a total p***y. No such luck. Maybe they are in catatonic shock.)
While crudely put, Peters is exactly right. We are in this mess because Obama is a p***y. Our allies don’t respect us. Our enemies don’t fear us. Small and inconsequential powers make a sport of humiliating Obama. This weakness begets instability and war and civilian deaths. But it is pretty save to say that Obama just doesn’t care. He and his family have Secret Service protection. He has golf outings and black-tie affairs at the Kennedy Center to attend before January 2017 rolls around. He just wants to tamp things down and hope nothing really bad happens because being president is hard work and hard work is not something Obama is familiar with.