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  • John McCain: “Ludicrous” That Obama “Trumpeted Yemen As A Success Story”

    About four months ago, Barack Obama was tooting his own horn over the strategy he had implemented in the Islamic terrorist-ridden country of Yemen.

    Here he is around four months ago:

    This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years.

    Got that?

    Okay, well, fast forward to today. Via CNN:

    Yemen’s presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shiite Houthi rebels, the country’s Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes.

    Sakkaf said the Prime Minister’s residence was also under attack from the street.

    She called the situation “the completion of a coup,” adding that “the President has no control.”

    That’s right.

    A thing that Obama said was going splendidly, is, in fact, turning out to be a complete disaster.

    That Obama touted Yemen as a success story is “just ludicrous,” says Senator John McCain. “It would be amusing if it wasn’t so tragic.”

    McCain is betting that Obama won’t be pumping his chest about his foreign policy record in tonight’s State of the Union Address, either.

    “What is the strategy to degrade and defeat ISIS?” McCain asked MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell. “I’d love to hear that tonight,” McCain declared, “but you’re not going to hear it. Because there is no strategy. There is no path forward to defeating ISIS.”

    Despite months of American fighter jets and drones dropping bombs on several keys ISIS targets in Syria, the Islamic State has managed to double its territory in just a few short months.

    An embarrassing 33 percent of voters approve of how Obama is handling ISIS, while 56 percent disapprove–including 29 percent of Democrats who also disapproval.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    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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