Good news: Obama said yesterday ISIS is 'contained' and 'not gaining strength'

Before the Paris terrorist attacks began, President Obama appeared on ABC's Good Morning America in a pre-recorded interview with George Stephanopoulos. What he said about  progress being made in the war against Islamic State would come back to haunt him a few hours later.

Breitbart:

Stephanopoulos asked Obama if ISIS was gaining in strength, to which Obama denied they were.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

“What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures,” he admitted. “We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.”

In fact, Islamic State is gaining strength and is far from being contained. The president apparently gets fauilty briefings from the military if he is unaware that ISIS has been capturing territory in northern Syria, moving closer to the second largest city of Aleppo. As far as "containment" of ISIS is concerned, I guess Paris proves that Obama has a weird idea of what the term means.

The president of the United States is a certified idiot. He first referred to Islamic State as the "JV" - junior varsity compared to al-Qaeda. That was a few weeks before ISIS captured half of Syria and a third of Iraq. 

And now we get word that the move to import 75,000 refugees from Syria is still on track, despite the fact that the FBI is incapable of vetting all of them. It's one thing to reach out and try to help people. It's quite another to invite terror attacks by letting people into the country that have been mixed in with the refugee population.

Imagine if a Republican president had made those idiotic comments in the morning, he would have been laughed at by the end of the day. But these comments by Obama have already gone down the memory hole and it doesn't appear that anyone in the MSM will be bringing them back anytime soon.

 

 

Before the Paris terrorist attacks began, President Obama appeared on ABC's Good Morning America in a pre-recorded interview with George Stephanopoulos. What he said about  progress being made in the war against Islamic State would come back to haunt him a few hours later.

Breitbart:

Stephanopoulos asked Obama if ISIS was gaining in strength, to which Obama denied they were.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”

“What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures,” he admitted. “We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.”

In fact, Islamic State is gaining strength and is far from being contained. The president apparently gets fauilty briefings from the military if he is unaware that ISIS has been capturing territory in northern Syria, moving closer to the second largest city of Aleppo. As far as "containment" of ISIS is concerned, I guess Paris proves that Obama has a weird idea of what the term means.

The president of the United States is a certified idiot. He first referred to Islamic State as the "JV" - junior varsity compared to al-Qaeda. That was a few weeks before ISIS captured half of Syria and a third of Iraq. 

And now we get word that the move to import 75,000 refugees from Syria is still on track, despite the fact that the FBI is incapable of vetting all of them. It's one thing to reach out and try to help people. It's quite another to invite terror attacks by letting people into the country that have been mixed in with the refugee population.

Imagine if a Republican president had made those idiotic comments in the morning, he would have been laughed at by the end of the day. But these comments by Obama have already gone down the memory hole and it doesn't appear that anyone in the MSM will be bringing them back anytime soon.