In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer that aired on “Today” this morning, President Obama said that the people of the Syrian region will eventually discover that ISIS is nothing but a blind alley, and the terror group will be long gone by the time his daughters reach his age. That must be what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest meant last summer when he said he “wouldn’t put any sort of timeline” on the president’s latest strategy to bench the terrorist JV team ISIS.
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren found the dismissal of ISIS as a “blind alley” hard to believe.
Pres Obama seemed rather dismissive of ISIS to NBC Lauer: "Isis is just a blind alley" — that's it?
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) January 12, 2016
— Mara (@maramasu) January 12, 2016
@greta Well, Mr. O was rather dismissive of ISIS with Stephanopoulos ("they're contained") the day before Paris atrocities.
— Marc Hoover (@MarcHoover1) January 12, 2016
@greta this govt can't be this incompetent, can it?
— pam christman (@Pamc0405) January 12, 2016
@greta His tactic is to ignore ISIS and "learn to live with it".
— Conservative Chic (@MuerStephanie) January 12, 2016
@greta JV team.
— Kevin (@kevinm127) January 12, 2016
@greta ISIS is his legacy, and turning a blind eye to it will never change that.
— A DeChristopher (@exceptionism) January 12, 2016
@greta Obviously. He did not see them coming and still does not see the threat. Ideology can be blinding
— Richard Pierini (@RDPierini) January 12, 2016
@greta What else can he say about the organization he failed to contain or properly engage. Gutless Commander in Chief.
— Tony Burke (@TonyBurke_SD) January 12, 2016
@greta his only threat is a strong wind and rain at a golf course.
— Kyle Grotenhuis (@KGLeipsic) January 12, 2016