Louie Gohmert, an actual congressman, took to WorldNetDaily today to allege that President Obama is “empowering radical Islamists” including the Nigerian group Boko Haram.
The Texas Republican suggested that Obama should fight Boko Haram just like how “Bush went after the Taliban” with “a few hundred special ops and intelligence personnel” to “totally defeat them.” The US is still fighting the Taliban to this day.
A congressman is warning that Barack Obama’s terrorism policies not only appease Islamic jihadists such as the al-Qaida-linked Boko Haram, they empower such radicals, possibly contributing to the abduction of almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls last month.
The policies also may have led to the murder of a family two years ago in the village where the girls attended school.
“As someone whose cousins were Christian missionaries in Africa, I have a difficult time watching the current administration appear to spend more time empowering radical Islamists in various countries than defending or protecting Christians,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told WND.
Gohmert proposes a quick and uncomplicated solution to what policymakers are calling a religious cleansing at the hands of radical Islamic groups in northern African countries such as Nigeria.
“If this administration went after Boko Haram the way Bush went after the Taliban, a few hundred special ops and intelligence personnel could be embedded, give air support, then totally defeat them without repeating the Bush administration’s mistake when they added tens of thousands of troops that became ‘occupiers,’ and engaged in nation-building,” Gohmert said.
“We can and should help Nigerians defeat radical Islamists, then get out,” he said.