No, seriously. He said those words. In that order. With his mouth. And they travelled to our ears.
Even when Stephanopolous pushed back and said that ISIS was gaining strength, President Obama was all like, “Nah, brah.”
“We’ve always understood that our goal has to be militarily constraining ISIL’s capabilities, cutting off their supply lines, cutting off their financing,” he said. I don’t think they’re gaining strength. 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.”
Keep in mind, this is the same President who thinks that
global warming cooling climate change is a bigger threat to the world than the actual threat of terrorism.
Ah screw it. Lets us count all the ways how ISIS is not contained. Three.
Three FULL PAGES of examples on how ISIS is not contained. No seriously, click and peruse.
And I’m just some hack with a semi-popular podcast/website. So how was the President of the United States able to miss this? It leaves us with two possible conclusions and only two possible conclusions. Either,
A) He’s simply unintelligent, uninformed and uninterested in changing that. In which case, it was a simple matter of being wrong. Basically, just not a great world leader. It’s not a crime, just not ideal. Still, if that’s the case, he should prooooobably avoid making these kinds of statements in the future.
or B) He’s proactively muddying the truth in order to forward a narrative more compatible with his leftist agenda.
Which do you think is more likely?