This is what it looks like in a vacuum: Slaughter. Mayhem. Chaos.
This is what it looks like when the Leader of the Free World decides America would be better off if the United States took its hand off the tiller.
Two Americans have now been beheaded in professionally produced videos — and between those slaughters, our president announced to the world he doesn’t “have a strategy yet” to go after the group doing the beheading.
Forget that Steven Sotloff and James Wright Foley were journalists, which has been the solipsistic focus of the journalists writing about them. What these two did for a living was why they were in the wrong place at the wrong time; it’s not why ISIS kidnapped them or killed them.
ISIS kidnapped them because they were Americans, and killed them because they were Americans. Their murders are a warning to every American.