- The Washington Times - Friday, February 20, 2015

The Obama administration’s summit on countering violent extremism was disparaged Friday as a “psychotherapy session” by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul.

“It’s interesting to note at this conference, it was a bit of a psychotherapy session without any substance or any solutions that came out of it,” the Texas Republican said during an interview with Fox News, The Hill reported.

Mr. McCaul buttressed his point by saying FBI Director James Comey was not invited to speak, adding that White House officials featured more prominently than military officials.

“All they talked about is how we have to have better education and economic assistance without dealing with these barbarians as they truly are and that we need to defeat and destroy them,” Mr. McCaul said, The Hill reported.

President Obama has defended the language he uses to refer to the Islamic terrorist organizations by saying that they are not legitimately Islamic.

“These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy, and all us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like [the Islamic State] somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative,” the president said Thursday.

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