* Why didn't Barack Obama deal with these guys when they were a few hot-shots with guns running around in the desert? By running away from war (except with Republicans), Obama has given us more war. But first, airliners bombed, theaters in Paris shot up, and families in tears.
* Obama says Ben Carson doesn't have the foreign policy experience to be president. He could hardly do worse. Above and beyond knowledge or even experience, a good leader needs wisdom.
* A Facebook friend posts that Muslims in America might be afraid and ashamed after this, so we should be kind to them. We should be kind. "Speak the truth in love," not a la Trump. But I see no reason for Muslims in America to fear: there was no violent backlash against Muslims in the US after 9/11, and there's no reason to expect one now. Actually Muslims have far more often been violent against innocent non-Muslims in the US.
* As for shame, I think anyone who calls Mohammed a prophet, half of the creed of Islam, should feel shame. Mohammed killed four times as many innocent people on a single day, as did these terrorists in Paris. And there was no one to comfort their families, who were made slaves and concubines. It is a shameful thing, to so highly honor a tyrant, a murderer, a torturer, and a slave-trader. (Though of course not a rare thing, in the West or here in China. Here's looking at you, Chairman Mao.)
* How foolish the Germans and some other Europeans were, to allow hundreds of thousands of young Muslim men to pour across their borders.
* Why do we not also mourn the Nigerians whom Boko Haram abducts and murders? The Pakistani Christians who are terrorized? The Iraqi, Syrian, and Egyptian Christians who are murdered or driven off their ancient lands?
* "Leading from behind." What a concept. And we see the results, Barry Chamberlain. Those guys did not need to become so powerful.
Maybe our next president can be the kind who leads from in front, and shows at least as much genuine hostility towards our enemies as he does to our allies and the opposing party.
* The struggle between radical (traditional) Islam and the rest of the world doesn't look like dying out any time soon, unfortunately. It has lasted 1300 years so far: we might as well dig in for the long haul, and plan for generations to come. A Christian renewal of the West would be welcome not only for its own sake, but for the sake of world civilization.