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2105, 16 Sep 14

Ebola “a threat to global security”

Not Iran… not ISIS… not Russia… not even the flu or malaria which are far more deadly… nope. Ebola is the threat to global security.

President Barack Obama has called the West Africa Ebola outbreak “a threat to global security” as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus.

“The world is looking to the United States,” Mr Obama said, but added the outbreak required a “global response”.

The measures announced included ordering 3,000 US troops to the region and building new healthcare facilities.

Ebola is a nasty disease and I think it is appropriate for the United States to commit CDC resources and attention to helping fight it. I do have a problem with committing the military to it. Obama won’t commit our troops to fighting ISIS, but will to fight Ebola? That ain’t right.

On another note, this is the second time that Obama has had a foreign policy blunder get bumped off the front page for Ebola. It’s a little too convenient.


2105, 16 September 2014


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