Family Research Council President Tony Perkins blasted President Obama yesterday for sending military service members to help combat the Ebola virus in West Africa while ruling out putting boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.
“This president, I think, despises the military and everything that it stands for and has systematically been dismantling it and demoralizing our military,” Perkins said on his “Washington Watch” radio program.
Perkins also attacked Obama for deploying military personnel to West Africa to assist in areas such as safety, engineering and logistics: “They’re not trained for that, not equipped for that, don’t necessarily understand that, but we’re sending the military to do that. That is the response of a community organizer, not a commander-in-chief, that’s the community-organizer-in-chief is what that is, but it has devastating consequences for national security and all of our families.”
Of course, the U.S. military has long been involved in relief operations, and Ebola could threaten global stability and security if it continues to spread.