Daniel Greenfield// Obama did everything he could to undermine Nigeria’s Christian president Jonathan Goodluck in his fight against the Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram. The administration kicked and screamed against even naming Boko Haram a terrorist organization. Every offer of aid was undermined with more claims that Nigeria was violating Muslim civil rights.
Finally Obama got what he wanted. Nigeria’s former Muslim dictator was “elected” and began promptly Islamizing key portions of the military. Then he came to Washington D.C. for a victory lap.
Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria’s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a “clear agenda” for defeating the militant Islamist group Boko Haram and was working to root out corruption.
Obama told reporters in the Oval Office that Buhari has integrity and “a very clear agenda in defeating Boko Haram extremists of all sorts inside his country.”
Yes he certainly has a “clear agenda”. As does Obama. As for defeating Boko Haram… don’t ask, don’t tell.
The specific tactics Buhari will use against the group are still unknown, say experts who study the region.
I’m sure he’ll borrow some of the same tactics Obama used to defeat ISIS and the Taliban.
Buhari’s election was the first democratic power transition in decades, which Obama called “an affirmation to Nigeria’s commitment to democracy,”
Nothing affirms democracy like a dictator returning to power, but don’t expect the average media story to mention the minor fact that their democratic champion is a former military dictator.
U.S. cooperation with Buhari’s predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, had virtually ground to a halt over issues including his refusal to investigate corruption and human rights abuses by the Nigerian military.
By human rights abuses, Obama meant fighting Islamic terrorism.