- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

By attending a climate-change conference in Paris next week, President Obama said Tuesday, he and other world leaders will show Islamic State terrorists that they cannot win.

“What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be, when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children,” Mr. Obama said at a White House news conference with French President Francois Hollande.

Mr. Obama has been aiming at the Paris summit to burnish his legacy on climate change, hoping to encourage world leaders to set targets for reducing carbon emissions. On Nov. 13, terrorists killed 130 and wounded more than 300 in a coordinated series of attacks.

The president, who urged Americans not to give in to fear of terrorism by blocking his plan to accept Syrian refugees, said he wanted to salute Parisians “for showing the world how to stay strong in the face of terrorism.”

“Even as they grieve, Parisians have begun returning to their cafés, riding the metro, and going to stadiums to cheer for their teams,” Mr. Obama said. “So, President Hollande, my fellow Americans — let’s remember we’ve faced greater threats to our way of life before. Fascism. Communism. A First World War. A second. A long Cold War. Each and every time, we prevailed. We have prevailed because our way of life is stronger.”


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