President Barack Obama likely gave critics plenty of fodder during his last press conference before his Christmas vacation by bragging that no foreign terrorist groups has successfully attacked the U.S. under his watch.
Fox News posted a short video of his comment:
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The statement came during a long list of what he considers his accomplishments, but it stood out as among the most questionable, since he framed it in such a legalistic manner.
Clearly there have been terrorist attacks on the American homeland that could be considered as ordered by the Islamic State, just not directly coordinated. The San Bernardino, California, terror attack might not have been directly ordered by ISIS, but the attackers specifically pledged allegiance to the terror group, and their tactics were those encouraged and propagated by ISIS. Obama specifically said that the Orlando, Florida, terror attack was not "directed" by ISIS — it's almost as if he was preparing the narrative on each attack just so that he could make this claim.
President Obama's parting Christmas gift to those murdered by terrorists and their families is to brag that at least they weren't directly ordered by foreigners.