I started the day today on television, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends", and then with Stuart Varney on Fox Business.
You can see the "Fox & Friends" interview here. What's required from the civilized world is not primarily military. War is merely a tool of national strategy. So, if you don't have a national strategy, the most powerful military in the world will avail you naught. The Islamic State and its allies are committed to the destruction of our civilization - and they're very clear about that, and quite good at it: In their own backyard, they've erased in nothing flat the oldest Christian communities on earth. So you need someone willing to defend and advance our civilization and our "values", as the President puts it. Yet, as I said to my Fox friends, not only will Obama not defend those values, he in fact undermines them.
On Fox Business, Stuart Varney and I were interrupted by his press conference from the G20 summit. His listlessness, defensiveness and general pique were very telling. The French were attacked by a fledgling state that controls an area bigger than that of many Nato members. But M Hollande will not invoke Nato's Article Five for the simple reason that Obama will not go along with it.
Meanwhile, his fellow Democrat, Bernie Sanders, thinks the root of terrorism is climate change. Stuart asked me about Senator Sanders' curious beliefs and the nellies at Media Matters didn't care for the cut of my jib:
STUART VARNEY: Here's one for you, Bernie Sanders, well he's doubling down on his claim that there is a link between climate change and terrorism.
VARNEY: Alright Mark, climate change?
MARK STEYN: Yeah, he's brilliant that guy. I mean, al-Baghdadi will be sawing Bernie Sanders' head off, and he'll be saying as his neck is being sliced, "If only we'd had an emissions trading scheme." This is insane and it shows the level of delusion and denial among the Western political leadership.
~Your Monday Mohammed: On "Fox & Friends", I was asked about the admission of all these "Syrian" "refugees". The US, UK and German governments have assured us that all these "refugees" are going to be "vetted". So who's doing the vetting?
Mohamed Abdeslam, Ã©Ã©n van de verdachten in het onderzoek naar de aanslagen in Parijs, werkte volgens de Molenbeekse ex-burgemeester tot voor een paar dagen op de dienst vreemdelingen van de gemeente.
According to Molenbeek's former mayor, until a few days ago Mohamed Abdeslam, one of the suspects in the Paris attacks, worked in the municipal immigration department.
You gotta admit: These guys are good.
Mohamed's brother self-detonated outside the Comptoir Voltaire in Paris on Friday night, but his mum thinks it was an unfortunate accident and he didn't mean to kill anyone:
The mother of a Paris suicide bomber says her son 'did not mean to kill anyone' - and claims he may have blown himself up because of stress...
Ibrahim's mother suggested his suicide jacket may have gone off by accident and said he could have carried out the attack because he was 'stressed'.
No doubt, like Senator Sanders, he was "stressed" about rising sea levels in the Maldives.
~On Tuesday night (US time) I'll be joining Sean Hannity on Fox News, and on Wednesday morning (Oz time, which is actually earlier than Tuesday evening US time) I'll be back with the great Alan Jones on the radio in Sydney. Full details at right.