In a much-discussed interview on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor with host Eric Bolling, Adam Goodman offered commentary on President Obama’s strategy to combat terrorism.
Obama, whose strategy relies on cutting off supplies and effectively strangling ISIS, has come under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for his planning and leadership in dealing with modern terrorism.
“He is completely out of his element,” said Goodman. “I think he had more passion for Star Wars than the war against ISIS.”
Goodman called Obama’s press conference timid and criticized his leadership and ability to reassure the American public.
“The number one issue in America is national security, personal security,” said Goodman, calling upon his years working with Rudy Giuliani and his effective crisis response strategy. “When you’re in the middle of a crisis, here’s what you do as a public leader: you report out clearly, substantively, as often as possible, and you reassure people that you’re on top of this.”
Nomiki Konst (The Accountability Project), who was a part of the conversation, lauded the president’s increased display of emotion.
“I think we need a lot more Churchill and a lot less Chamberlain,” said Goodman, who called for stronger leadership from President Obama akin to that of Britain’s Prime Minister during World War II, Winston Churchill. “Whatever the president is trying to do… he’s failing to convince the American people to rally around the flag and feel confident as we move into and beyond the holidays.”
Goodman also called for President Obama to maintain American control of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, despite his past campaign commitments. “I think that Gitmo represents the front line in the war on terror,” said Goodman. “As a symbol of America fighting back, I think we need to keep it in play.”