State Department Spokesman Wonders Why ’17 year-olds’ Join ISIS Instead of ‘Try to Start a Business’

It never ceases to amaze how willing spokesmen for the Obama administration are to look completely vacuous on a national stage. In the latest example, State Department spokesman Marie Harf appeared with Chris Matthews to talk about ISIS. Aside from making the absurd comment that while the U.S. is ‘killing a lot’ of ISIS fighters, ISIS cannot be defeated by ‘killing them’, Harf posited the following question:

“What makes these 17 year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of try to start a business?”

Psssssst. Hey Lady, it’s ISIS. You know, the bunch your president said is ‘not Islamic’. Perhaps if you studied the ideology behind ISIS, that answer might come a little easier.

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  • Dan Knight

    It would be funnier if it wasn’t deadly serious. We should be thankful though she did not ‘wonder’ why 17 year-olds become capitalist pigs rather than ‘exploring their faith’ …

    Okay … so I’m cynical when Leftists are involved. 😉

    • RodK1975

      Congratulations, Dan… welcome to the “Christian Cynics Club”, brother! In their eyes, 17 year-old capitalists would be worse than 17 year-old ISIS thugs…

      • Dan Knight

        Yes, exactly. That’s why I suspect it’s Leftist Taqquiya or Takiya or Tequila or … well you know what I mean.

        • RodK1975

          Tequila lol. You need a shot of tequila after sitting and listening to this buffoonery.

  • LJW

    LITERALLY! I am sitting here with my black cat, Flash, in my lap laughing out loud! Thanks for the great start to my day.

  • richinnameonly

    Marie Barf and Chris Matthews. Truly the blind leading the blind.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Why didn’t Mr. Matthews stop her when she said ;we need to look at the root causes that leads people to join these groups’ – isn’t the ‘root’ problem that needs to be addressed the fact that these groups even exist?

  • Karen Honick Ortwein

    If it will stop them from burning the “folks” alive, then give those youngsters MBAs and shiny new briefcases . That will work. Everyone KNOWS that will work. Case closed.

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