Don't answer that...
What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is ... a jobs program.
That's what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.
"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"
At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."
Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."
State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS
So Obama and his brain trust think that all ISIS terrorists need to make them want to give up murdering people for Mohammed is a menial-labor job of some sort. Yeah, that'll do it. I mean, what's 72 virgins compared to bringing home 25 drachmas every two weeks, eh?
But I think that we should give this one a try. And since Obama came up with the idea, I think that the first radical islamists that apply to the program should be hired to work in the White House kitchen. If they're good enough to have jobs, why not let them cook for and serve Barack and Michelle? Maybe we can even find a few more "reformed" terrorists to work in the Biden, Ried and Pelosi residences. GS-4 wages ought to be more than fine to get them to give up killing for Allah, right?
What could possibly go wrong?