So, remember how earlier this week, Josh Earnest claimed that the White House’s ISIS strategy was an “overall” success? You probably thought he was pulling that out of nowhere, but as it turns out, it really is how his boss really feels:
Oh? Is that what they’re calling it these days?
On the day that ISIS captured Iraq’s tenth-largest city, President Obama said it was a “tactical setback” for the U.S. war and “I don’t think we’re losing.” Obama was speaking to The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg in a wide-ranging interview about the Middle East. (Palmyra, Syria fell to ISIS the next day.) Obama explained that “Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced.”
Want to read Goldberg’s full interview at The Atlantic? Here you go. But we warn you: It won’t restore your faith in Obama’s competence or ability as Leader of the Free World.
Far from it, actually.
We can’t help but wonder: What color is the sky in Obama’s world?
That must be it.
We. Are. Screwed.