Harf first pointed to jobs as a counter-ISIS strategy during an interview Monday night on MSNBC -- after ISIS-aligned militants slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians in Libya.
"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. ... But we cannot win this war by killing them," Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need ... to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether --"
At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims."
Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."
What is her answer to people who point out how stupid that is? Why, we're just not smart enough to understand!
"Longer term, we cannot kill every terrorist around the world, nor should we try," Harf said on CNN. "How do you get at the root causes of this? Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I've seen over the past 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it's really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this."
Harf went on to say the approach doesn't fit "into a sound bite," when asked to respond to the intense criticism, on social media and elsewhere, of her original remarks.
Arrogance and blatant stupidity is a really bad combination. I would love to see her point out one military commander that agrees with her idiocy.
***Another Democrat scandal. Unless you watch and read Fox News, you haven't heard anything about it, because she's a Democrat.
***Obama, immigrants will not be stopped by the law. Well, he's proven that for the last 6 years, why should he let a little thing like the law stop him now?
In 1962, four nervous young musicians played their first record audition for the executives of the Decca recording company. The executives were not impressed. While turning down this group of musicians, one executive said, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out." The group was called The Beatles.
In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker, "You better learn secretarial work or else get married." She went on to become Marilyn Monroe.
In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired a singer after one performance. He told him, "You ain't goin' nowhere...son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck." He went on to become the most popular singer in America named Elvis Presley.
When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, it did not ring off the hook with calls from potential backers. After making a demonstration call, President Rutherford Hayes said, "That's an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them?"
***12 ideas for Random Acts of Kindness Day.
The best day of the year is nearly here. It will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
National Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day that should happen every day.
We can all make kind gestures to make the world a better place. This is a day that groups, businesses and individuals join in on ... being nice to one another.
Follow the link for some ideas. (Yes, I know it was yesterday, but these things can be done any time!)
***We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. ~~ John W. Gardner
***Have a great day!