President Obama promoted Obamacare in his response to a video reportedly showing ISIS burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death.
After the Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing ISIS militants lighting pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh on fire as he stood in a cage, Obama contrasted the death and destruction of ISIS with the “benefits” of Obamacare, which he claimed makes “people healthier” and “their lives better.”
“We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better, and this organization appears only interested in death and destruction,” he said.
Obama was meeting with his supporters in response to House Republicans who are voting to repeal Obamacare and the president threatened to veto any attempt to repeal the health law.
But Obama has been more restrained in his response to ISIS, which is understandable considering the U.S. has been covertly funding the terror group alongside NATO ally Turkey as part of their proxy war against Syria.
“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi [an ISIS commander] revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source within Pakistani law enforcement told a local newspaper.
President Obama wants a $38 billion budget increase for the Defense Department, which includes $5.3 billion to equip “appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition,” but back in September ISIS signed a truce with the remaining rebel groups and they are now working together against the Syrian government.
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun,” Bassel Idriss, the commander of a “moderate” rebel brigade, told the Lebanese Daily Star.
And another “moderate” commander of the Free Syrian Army, Abu Khaled, also revealed they are collaborating with Islamic militants.
“Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values,” he added.