That's like suggesting that taking guns away from law abiding citizens will protect us from the terrorists.
What Kerry's statement suggests is that anyone who is capable of breathing in oxygen and convert it to carbon dioxide is capable of being in the Obama administration.
Kerry made the statement Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, and this was the best "idea" he could come up with. He said that it's over a year since Daesh (as he calls ISIS because he's not the sharpest sword in the jihad) launched a "full-scale military offensive."
"Now, yes, you can bomb an airport, you can blow yourself up. That's the tragedy. Daesh and others like it know that we have to get it right 24/7/365. They have to get it right for ten minutes or one hour. So it's a vary different scale," Kerry said. "And if you're desperate and if you know you're losing, and you know you want to give up your life, then obviously you can do some harm."
Mike McCaul (R-Tx.) Homeland Security Committee Chairman couldn't believe Kerry's drivel. 'They've said they're on the run for many years, and they're not," McCaul told Fox News. "I think the airstrikes have ramped up external operations."
He went on: "This is an unprecedented pace of terror in modern times. And so to say they're on the run . . . absolutely defies reality."
On Wednesday ISIS was pushing back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels in a fight for control of an Iraqi border town.
"This isn't accidental," McCaul said, "something's wrong" with Kerry's analysis.
Obama's vassals have provided incongruent descriptions of ISIS's strength but it's true that ISIS is under military pressure by coalition forces in its central territory of Iraq and Syria even while it pushes back.
Are they desperate?
Probably less desperate than the Obama administration is to avoid calling attention to their own failure at containing the terror threat.
Iraq declared victory in driving ISIS out of Fallujah over the weekend and this has been confirmed by the Pentagon who agrees that Iraqi forces are in "100 percent control" of the city. They say that ISIS hasn't had a "strategic victory" in over a year.
But the smokescreen happens when Obama officials talk about ISIS operations and strength outside of Syria and Iraq. Even CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill that "our efforts have not reduced the group's terrorism capability and global reach." He does admit that progress has been made against ISIS on the battlefield.
The main thing to remember is that even if we defeat ISIS, if nothing is done to discredit their ideology, another group will take the place of ISIS and the problem will continue.
Brennan said that "The group's foreign branches and global networks can help preserve its capacity for terrorism regardless of events in Iraq and Syria. In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda."
Obama, on the other hand, said the anti-ISIS campaign is "firing on all cylinders," and that the group "is under more pressure than ever before."
I think someone needs to tell that to the survivors and families of Orlando, San Bernadino, Paris and now Istanbul. I just wouldn't elect John Kerry to tell them.
ISIS seems to be working okay under pressure.