State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf surprised at least one reporter today when she announced that “this is not about ISIL versus the United States.” What isn’t about ISIL versus the United States? Comments from ISIL that they are at war with America.

As the Washington Free Beacon reports:

At a briefing Thursday, a reporter brought up anti-American comments from ISIL leaders: “I mean, even they are announcing, ISIL people in their message, whatever, the recorded message, other messages, that now we are in a war with America.”

“This is not about ISIL versus the United States,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf objected.

Iowahawk, among others, wasn’t convinced.

John Gabriel worked up a Photoshop to better visualize the ideal work environment for Harf.