President Obama recently announced a plan to send 3,000 U.S. troops to West Africa to help fight the outbreak of Ebola, which he said is "spiraling out of control."
According to a White House press release on Sept. 16:
The United States will leverage the unique capabilities of the U.S. military and broader uniformed services to help bring the epidemic under control. These efforts will entail command and control, logistics expertise, training, and engineering support.
During a speech at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, President Obama stated, "In West Africa, Ebola is now an epidemic of the likes that we have not seen before. It's spiraling out of control. It is getting worse. It's spreading faster and exponentially. Today, thousands of people in West Africa are infected. That number could rapidly grow to tens of thousands."
However, conservatives attacked and mocked President Obama's efforts to save human lives and contain the deadly disease.
According to MediaMatters.org, ex-GOP congressman and Fox News contributor Allen West claimed on Facebook that Ebola was a "really bad flu bug" and that President Obama could not fight ISIS and Ebola simultaneously, so he chose to go after Ebola:
The world needs to step up against Islamo-fascism but I suppose fighting Ebola is easier for a faux Commander-in-Chief than to fight a real enemy of America. Nice optics there Barack, good try to change the subject, and make yourself seem like a leader fighting a really bad flu bug -- all the while you dismiss the cockroaches who behead Americans.
Fox News host Eric Bolling also mocked President Obama's plan to save innocent people from dying of Ebola (video below).
"President Obama announced his plan to send 3,000 troops to Africa to fight Ebola, and in related news, he plans to send 3,000 hypodermic needles to Iraq to fight ISIS. That's not that funny, but when you think about 3,000, get it?" stated Bolling, noted MediaMatters.org.
Like West, the Fox News host claimed President Obama couldn't fight both Ebola and terrorism at the same time.
Fox News host Sean Hannity stated on his radio show (audio below) that President Obama's plan to save lives was "arrogant" because of the technical problems on the Obamacare website, which doesn't actually treat disease. Hannity also advocated sending 3,000 troops to Iraq.
Hannity was a longtime supporter of the failed Iraq War under President Bush, reported MediaMatters.org.
Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham also mocked Obama's efforts to stop Ebola in West Africa on her radio show (audio below).
"Is [Ebola] those scary little worms that Drudge always has on the Drudge Report?" stated Ingraham. "The scary little Ebola worms? Is that the real threat to national security?"