This is one of the very few times the President has spoken about jihad. From his Press Conference this morning, with thanks to Romy:
And I know there is an international jihadist movement that desires to do us harm and they have territorial ambitions. The reason I know that is that’s what they’ve told us. And part of their territorial ambition is to have safe haven in Iraq. That’s what they’ve said. That’s what the enemy has clearly said. And it seems like to me that the Commander-in-Chief ought to listen to what the enemy says. And they believe capitalists and democratic societies are soft and it’s a matter of time before we pull out.
“The Commander-in-Chief ought to listen to what the enemy says.” Amen to that.