Chuck Krauthammer explained why Obama’s “soft power” understanding of diplomacy exemplified in the admin saying terrorism is just a “war of narratives” fails to assess reality seriously.
You can see how Obama spokes-moron Josh Earnest referred to it here. There is definitely a war of ideologies, but it’s ironic that they want to talk about narratives without citing the culpability of Islam and its inherently violent theology.
And whether there are “narratives” involved or not, quickest way to kill a narrative is to kill the guy spouting the narrative. Obama thinks he’s in some intellectual terrorist chess game. No wonder he’s so uncaring when real people die because of terrorism. They’re just pawns to him.