Obama on ISIS: We Don’t Have a Strategy
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.
Meanwhile, over at VOX…
The Voxplainers were Voxplaining Obama’s statement mere minutes after he made it…