Just when you think the Obama administration’s pathetic response to the threat from ISIS can’t become any more absurd, State Department spokesman Marie Harf says that the solution to the problem is that the terrorists need a jobs program.

Marie, they have jobs—beheading people. It is probably comforting to believe that terrorists would desist if it weren't for poverty. But the evidence is against this theory, ever how beloved it is by the administration. Meanwhile, ISIS barbarity seems to increase daily.

Ms. Harf made her remarks in an interview with Chris Matthews (Dossier has the video link here). Fox took note of Ms. Harf’s prescription for fighting terror:

"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC's "Hardball." "We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –" 

At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, "There's always going to be poor people. There's always going to be poor Muslims." 

Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people." 

She acknowledged there's "no easy solution" and said the U.S. would still take out ISIS leaders. But Harf said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this — what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?" 

The comments come as the Obama administration takes heat from lawmakers for its approach to the Islamic State, whose self-proclaimed fighters in Libya recently executed 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt. 

The White House, by the way, in its statement on the deaths of the 21 Coptic Christians did not mention their religion. In a similar vein, Obama administration officials will eschew references to Islamic extremism in the three-day-summit in combating violent extremism in social media that begins today.

Scroll down to see how mad Rudy Giuliani is about the Obama administration’s refusal to name the enemy.