Obama Channels Bush Decrying Islamic State Brutality

September 24, 2014 7:34 PM

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President Barack Obama told the UN General Assembly that Islamic State terrorists understand only “the language of force” and that it’s time to admit that Muslim sectarian conflict is “the source of so much human misery” in the world today.

The speech was a striking rhetorical shift from earlier Obama addresses in which he spoke of multilateralism and unclenched fists. Today, his delivered his message with blunt, aggressive and judgmental words. He struck chords reminiscent of predecessor President George W. Bush, whose Mideast war leg...

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