Hey, don’t worry guys. Team Obama has a strategy to once a for all defeat ISIS, but it doesn’t involve killing them, no siree. The U.S. will defeat ISIS with … wait for it … jobs!
For real. And here’s State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf making that argument to Chris Matthews last night. Transcript via Power Line:
We’re killing a lot of them and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…
Matthews, to his credit, quickly shot her down:
We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or fifty lifetimes. There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?
Here’s video of the exchange:
If you’ve lost leg-tingles…
And check out this awesome mockalanche from some of our favorite conservative Tweeters taking Ms. Harf to task over her happy hope-and-change rhetoric:
What. A. Joke.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video.