Ben Stein, the famed author, economist and former speechwriter for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, says President Barack Obama is ignorant of what it takes to win the war against the Islamic State (ISIS).
“He could not be more ignorant if he were not human. He could not be more ignorant if he were a cinderblock,” Stein said Thursday on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV.
“This is a person who knows nothing of history, nothing of airstrikes. It’s comical. there’s never been a campaign in the history of the world that was won by airstrikes and this one isn’t going to be either.”
Stein also criticized Secretary of State John Kerry who told CNN the U.S. was not at war with ISIS, despite Obama’s military initiatives against it.
“Kerry has always been in my opinion slightly off kilter and never quite right and nowhere near smart as he thinks he is, nowhere near as important as he thinks he is,” Stein said.
Stein, who’s been featured in such films as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Frankenstein General Hospital,” also pooh-poohed the president’s claim that ISIS – also known as the Islamic State – is not Islamic and not a state.
“It’s extremely Islamic and at this point it is a state and it’s terrifying, I mean these guys are the real McCoy, they really are from hell … They really are Satan,” Stein said.
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