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From MSNBC To Fox News, Air Strikes Against ISIS Are Too Little Too Late

Or at least that’s what long-time “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw and Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer both alluded to today. “Bombing from 20,000 feet or 10,000 feet . . . is not pinpoint killing, but massive destruction hoping that you will interdict the command and control apparatus,” Brokaw said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Live.”

However, “We got started way too late,” Brokaw added. “We’ve known about ISIS moving out of Syria and into Iraq for sometime. The time to hit them was when they were on the move before they got themselves positioned in Iraq and had taken over cities and created an infrastructure for the military.”

Brokaw is no hardline conservative. So his criticism of Obama’s ISIS strategy comes as a surprise. It’s even more damning when coupled with conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer’s opinion.

Krauthammer said Obama’s reluctant decision to bomb ISIS in Syria has inadvertently set the U.S. military up as “the Assad Air Force.”

And like Brokaw, Krauthammer believes that Obama’s air strike-heavy campaign against ISIS “is not militarily significant.”

“This is a diplomatic stroke of sorts. It’s still a very narrow coalition. The fact is that on the ground they don’t have a strategy for defeating ISIS.”

“But the irony is that Obama was dragged into this war and he is now a war president, as a result of the fact that he did the wrong thing in 2011. He evacuated Iraq, and then he did nothing in Syria, it was in the vacuum that, that created that ISIS was born and ISIS grew, unchallenged and then it invaded Iraq. There’s a long train of events,” Krauthammer went on to say.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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