See it doesn’t matter who you are, everyone can learn something from our beloved Batman. According to The Atlantic President Obama was quoting scenes from Batman The Dark Knight movie during his White House strategy meetings in regards to ISIS saying that,
There’s a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting. These are men who had the city divided up. They were thugs, but there was a kind of order. Everyone had his turf. And then the Joker comes in and lights the whole city on fire. ISIS is the Joker. It has the capacity to set the whole region on fire. That’s why we have to fight it.
While I commend the President for making pop culture references that make it more relative to younger people, it is a bit of a stretch to place ISIS as the Joker. Even though I do have so say that there might be some minor similarities to the way The Joker is portrayed in this version. If you want to read on about his doctrine as well as the rest of his statements click here.