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Obama on ISIS: We Don’t Have a Strategy

August 28, 2014

To be fair, the guy just got back from two weeks of golf on Martha’s Vineyard.

Why does everyone expect him to have a plan?

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State

President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.

Obama’s comment during a White House news conference before a meeting of national security advisers about how to proceed against Islamic State drew criticism from Republicans and a clarification from White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, said on Twitter: “President says “we don’t have a strategy yet” to deal with #ISIS. That’s obvious and increasingly unacceptable.”

Earnest said Obama was referring to military options and that Obama has a comprehensive strategy for confronting the group through diplomatic means.

Uh huh…

Meanwhile, over at VOX…

The Voxplainers were Voxplaining Obama’s statement mere minutes after he made it…

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  1. August 28, 2014 8:43 pm

    Well, at least he has a strategy on Ukraine. Based on his comments about next week’s discussions with European leaders, I can safely say his strategy goes basically like this: “Mr. Putin, it’s yours.”

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