Ralph Peters, author of the book Valley Of The Shadow, accused President Obama of “accidental honesty.” Peters was referencing a statement made by Obama in a press conference, in which he indicated that he had not been given a viable plan from the Pentagon that would outline a way to defeat ISIS.
The president’s statement about plans for dealing with the situation in Iraq was: “When, uh, a finalized plan is presented to me by the Pentagon then I will share it with the American people. Its not, uh, uh, I, we don’t yet have, uh, a, uh, a complete strategy….”
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One military official reacted to Obama’s statement by saying: “What the f–k was that? We have given him lots of options, he just has not acted on them.” The official was upset over Obama blaming the Pentagon for failing to provide his administration with a plan. Clearly, the representative did not agree with what Obama had to say.
Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer said that Obama occasionally “stumbles on the truth,” and that this is just one more example where the president admitted to something–in this case, not having a plan. He passed the buck on to the Pentagon.
In a Fox News Poll, the public was asked if it thought the Obama administration had a clear strategy for defeating ISIS. The majority of the public that participated in the poll felt that he was truthful, with an astounding 71 percent. Only 19 percent actually thought he had a plan.
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With the violence escalating on the ground in Iraq, people here on the homefront are starting to worry about the long term effects it could have globally and locally. The common feeling seems to be that Obama may be dragging his feet on the topic of ISIS in order to pass the problem on to the next elected president.
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