Obama ANNIHILATES Cruz For Trying To Create The Kind Of Country His Father Escaped

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President Obama held a press conference in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to address remarks from critics who felt his response to the terror attacks in Brussels was disrespectful.

During the press conference, the president targeted one hater, in particular, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who proposed that the U.S. have police actively patrol Muslim-American neighborhoods.

‘My top priority is to defeat ISIL and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism that’s been taking place all around the world,’ Obama said. ‘He noted that in addition to “high-profile attacks in Europe,” there were more atrocities taking place in the Middle East on a regular basis.’

Here’s the YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYmsNtfnCI

Obama said it was imperative to hunt down ISIS “in an intelligent way.” He also defended his administration’s strategy, which he said included continuing airstrikes against ISIS top commanders as well as taking out their infrastructure and financial network. He stated that the goal of these tactics was to disrupt the terror group’s organization, flush them from their strongholds, recapture their territory, and finally annihilate them.

‘What we don’t do — and what we should not do — is take approaches that are going to be counterproductive. So when I hear somebody say we should carpet bomb Iraq or Syria, not only is that inhumane, not only is that contrary to our values, but that would likely be an extraordinary mechanism for ISIL to create more people willing to die and explode bombs in an airport or in a metro station. That’s not a smart strategy,’ he said.

The president’s comments seem to take direct aim at Cruz’s strategy of indiscriminately carpet bombing ISIS, a vow he doubled down on after the Brussel’s attacks.

Obama also dismissed Cruz’s proposal to police Muslim American communities. He called Cruz’s comments counter-productive and incompatible with Amerian values. The president also mentioned Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, who escaped from Cuba to find a new life in America. Obama said:

‘As far as what some candidates have said, I think I’ve been very clear on this. One of the great strengths of the United States and part of the reason we have not seen more attacks on the United States. We have an extraordinarily successful, patriotic, integrated Muslim-American community. They do not feel ghetto-ized. They do not feel isolated. Their children are our children’s friends, going to the same schools. They are our colleagues in our workplaces. They’re our men and women in uniform, fighting for our freedom.

And so any approach that would single them out or target them for discrimination is not only wrong and un-American, but it would also be counter-productive. Because it would reduce the strength, the anti-bodies that we have to resist terrorism. As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance. Which, by the way, the father of Senator Cruz escaped for America, the land of the free. The notion that we would start down that slippery slope makes absolutely no sense.’

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