Get a load of this. In an interview with NBC News last night, President Obama said that the 50 or so new special forces troops heâs sending to Syria donât actually break his promise of âno boots on the groundâ in Syria because weâve always had special forces on the ground doing this kind of thing. Or something:
Obama says Syria deployment doesn't break no 'boots on ground' pledge â Maybe they're wearing sneakers or sandals? https://t.co/OBxFp65m9g
â Bill Roggio (@billroggio) November 3, 2015
âKeep in mind that we have run special ops already and really this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do,â Obama said in an interview on âNBC Nightly Newsâ in his first public comments on the deployment since it was announced on Friday.
âWe are not putting U.S. troops on the front lines fighting firefights with ISIL,â Obama said, using another acronym for the Islamic State militant group. âI have been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting like we did in Iraq with battalions and occupations. That doesnât solve the problem.â
Except, of course, that U.S. soldiers are on the front lines fighting ISIS:
But no âboots on the groundâ: Soldier killed during Iraq raid identified as Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler https://t.co/OUCNQ3cAYY
â Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 23, 2015
But hereâs the best part â President Obama canât even fool âThe Daily Showâ with this nonsense:
Tonight! We're not putting American boots on the ground in Syria, we're just putting Syrian ground underneath American boots #Semantics
â The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 3, 2015
*Weâre joking about the NUKES/DESTROYS/EVISCERATES business, but weâll take what we can get.
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