Ahead of Obama’s primetime address to the nation where he is expected to lay out his strategy to confront ISIS, former White House press secretary and CNN’s newest commentator Jay Carney is already spinning for his old boss.
CNN host Wolf Blitzer asked Carney today how much of a “mistake was it when the president said he didn’t really have a strategy for dealing with ISIS in Syria?”
“What he was saying, quite clearly, is that that strategy was being developed,” Carney responded. “That became a sideshow to the more substantive issues, which is what are we going to do? Can we rally Congress to support us? Can we rally a coalition, both in Europe and in the region to support this action. Because this is a longterm, challenging proposition. It’s going to cost money. It’s going to put American men and women at risk. And that’s really the substantive issue.”
Jay Carney sounds about as ridiculous as Obama.
The saddest irony in all of this is that ISIS would’ve never became the growing global threat that it is today, if Obama had not foolishly based his entire presidency on ending the war in Iraq and taking troops out of the region prematurely.
No one really knows what Obama is going to say in his speech tonight.
But what we do know, and I could be wrong, is that he is not going to say he plans to “put boots on the ground” in Syria or Iraq to engage ISIS. And oddly enough, that’s exactly what the U.S. military is preparing for right now.
Obama doesn’t want to, but he may have to face the facts the same way President Bush did.
“No matter how a war starts, it ends in mud. It has to be slugged out — there are no trick solutions or cheap shortcuts.” ~ Attributed to Gen. “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell, WWII Commander
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