Some things are just beyond comprehension, such as how is it that we are, once again, announcing we lack a strategy to combat ISIS? Last August, President Obama stated before the White House press corps, “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than what we currently are.” And now at the G7 conference, almost a year later, we hear a similar declaration from our president.
As reported by the U.K.’s Daily Mail:
Nearly a year into the fight against ISIS, the U.S. still doesn’t have a ‘complete’ strategy to end the terrorist group’s bloody rampage across Iraq, President Barack Obama admitted today.
Obama’s plan centers on Iraqi security forces waging the war against ISIS on the ground. But that strategy has led to a period of ‘setback’ recently, as the administration likes to say, as Iraqi security forces have failed to keep pace with ISIS fighters, exposing the need for revisions to the joint training program.
‘We don’t yet have a complete strategy,’ Obama said during a press conference at the conclusion of the G7 summit, ‘because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how that training takes place.’‘And so the details of that are not yet worked out,’ he said. Once the Pentagon has provided him with a copy of its assessment, Obama said, he’ll share it with the American people.”
Let me make this very clear: President Obama, as the Commander-in-Chief, is responsible for our strategy, not the Pentagon.
Let’s be honest, if this were a Republican president, the liberal progressive media would be apoplectic right now. The Democrats in the House and Senate would be running to their respective floors giving speeches about how much has been spent without any strategy. We all know the liberal progressive left would be broadcasting all over its talk radio — if any such thing exists — and on blog sites about the failure of a Republican president. And imagine if it was a Republican president who came in after a Democrat president and withdrew all U.S. troops — and then ISIS had arisen? Heck, they are still trying to blame ISIS on President Bush.
Here’s the video of President Obama making this declaration on the lack of an ISIS strategy before the entire world — before our enemies.
I find it very odd that Obama’s foreign policy is based upon a simple maxim, “Don’t do stupid s%#t.” Well, I have a recommendation for President Obama and his administration: “Don’t say stupid s%#t.” It’s apparent that the true Obama strategy is to just run the clock out and force the next president to deal with the situation of militant Islamic jihadists. What was even more disturbing was President Obama admitting there’s no allied force strategy — certainly a lack of one for the Iraqi security force. And we shared with you here that White House spokesperson Josh Earnest clearly articulated a change in Obama administration strategy, stating it did not intend to provide internal security for Iraq. However, ISIS command and control is located in Syria, and we’re all aware that known ISIS targets aren’t being attacked because of restrictive rules of engagement.
The Daily Mail writes: As long as the international community stands firm and Abadi continues to govern in an inclusive way, ‘I’m absolutely confident that we will succeed,’ Obama stated.
I would assert this isn’t exactly a firm vote of confidence and reassurance to anyone that ISIS will be taken to task. We’ve been told ISIS would be defeated, destroyed, and degraded — none of which seems to be the case. This now almost 20 months after he declared ISIS the “jayvee team.”
I know the liberal media is responding to the “squirrel” and completely focused on what happened in McKinney, Texas. One would think after Ferguson and Baltimore, perhaps the liberal progressive media and the left wouldn’t rush to judgement— but after all, they do have their political agenda to advance. Funny, there are no marches and calls by the “Black Lives Matter” lemmings in Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, or any of the other inner cities that have seen the horrific increase in black-on-black violence.
But one thing is for certain, the pool party chaos that happened in McKinney, Texas shall pass. If, on the other hand, we don’t develop a strategy, ISIS will grow. Which one do you think is truly a long-term threat to the safety and security of the United States? Which one do you think President Obama will throw his weight behind?