Washington DC: US president Barack Obama has come under frontal attack from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and a couple of other Governors over the authorization of force against the ISIL submitted to Congress.
After meeting Obama for about 90 minutes, Jindal, who is likely to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, was joined by National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Vice Chairman, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Monday as he stood outside the white House and taking off from the President’s denial to commit adequate resources against the ISIL, said Obama is “unfit to be commander in chief”.
Jindal went on to observe:”I take no joy in saying that,”
In a hard-hitting column on www.foxnews.com Monday, Jindal wrote: “President Obama has shown the country that he is incapable of being commander-in-chief of the United States of America. One of the defining military challenges of our time is the spread of radical Islamist terrorism, and President Obama has focused more on criticizing America and lecturing the American people than on devising a plan to hunt down and kill these extremists.”
Obama, during his meeting with the Governors, warned that a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would leave a direct impact on the economies across states and also on internal security. The President said: “I will keep urging Congress to move past some of the habits of manufactured crises and self-inflicted wounds that have so often bogged us down over the last five years. We’ve got one example of that right now. Unless Congress acts, one week from now, more than 100,000 DHS employees, Border Patrol, port inspectors, TSA agents, will show up to work without getting paid. They all work in your states. These are folks who, if they don’t have a paycheck, are not going to be able to spend that money in your states. It will have a direct impact on your economy, and it will have a direct impact on America’s national security, because their hard work helps to keep us safe. And as governors, you know that we can’t afford to play politics with our national security.