December 28, 2015

As Boko Haram Rampages, CNN Poll Indicates No Confidence In Obama-Clinton Counterterrorism Strategy

This morning, The Associated Press reported on a horrific Boko Haram terror attack in Nigeria that resulted in at least 30 deaths:

Militants firing indiscriminately from the back of three trucks attacked the outlying village of Dawari, soldiers engaged them, and as people were fleeing, a woman ran into the area yelling “Boko Haram, Boko Haram.” When people gathered, she detonated herself, according to village head Bulama Isa.

Reports of the attack from the ISIS-allied group came at the same time as new polls show a “record number say [the] terrorists are winning”:

More Americans believe that the world’s terrorists are beating the U.S. and its allies than at any point since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to a Monday poll.

About 40 percent say global extremists currently have the edge in that fight, according to the CNN/ORC survey, while only 18 percent say the same about the American-led coalition.

Just 17 percent said they “have a great deal” of confidence the Obama administration can shield the nation from terrorism.

Hillary Clinton refused to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organization when she was Secretary of State and, as more Americans worry about the terrorist threat to the U.S., Clinton has continued to support the Obama administration’s failing counterterror policies. Clinton’s statement in the December Democrat debate that the U.S. is “where we need to be” in the fight against ISIS and her long record of foreign policy failure raise strong questions about Clinton’s ability to handle the threats that worry everyday Americans.