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 he’s sending to Syria don’t actually break his promise of “no boots on the ground” in Syria because we’ve 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 – Maybe they're wearing sneakers or sandals? https://t.co/OBxFp65m9g
— Bill Roggio (@billroggio) November 3, 2015
“Keep in mind that we have run special ops already and really this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do,” Obama said in an interview on “NBC Nightly News” in his first public comments on the deployment since it was announced on Friday.
“We are not putting U.S. troops on the front lines fighting firefights with ISIL,” Obama said, using another acronym for the Islamic State militant group. “I have been consistent throughout that we are not going to be fighting like we did in Iraq with battalions and occupations. That doesn’t solve the problem.”
Except, of course, that U.S. soldiers are on the front lines fighting ISIS:
But no ‘boots on the ground’: Soldier killed during Iraq raid identified as Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler https://t.co/OUCNQ3cAYY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 23, 2015
But here’s the best part — President Obama can’t even fool “The Daily Show” 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
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) November 3, 2015
*We’re joking about the NUKES/DESTROYS/EVISCERATES business, but we’ll take what we can get.