— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 26, 2016
— CBSN (@CBSNLive) February 25, 2016
From The Blaze:
President Barack Obama presented an optimistic outlook regarding fight against the Islamic States, during remarks Thursday at the State Department.
“Bottom line, there are fewer ISIL fighters on the battle field in Syria and Iraq and for those that are there, it’s harder for them to recruit and replenish their ranks,” Obama said. “As finances shrink, ISIL is also imposing more taxes and fines on those under its brutal rule. That in turn stokes even more resentment among local populations. More people are realizing that ISIL is not a caliphate, it’s a crime ring.”
ISIS must not have gotten the memo yet.
That's funny, because they call themselves a caliphate. https://t.co/Hk3PauSBNJ
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 26, 2016
Oh well. If President Obama doesn’t think they’re a big deal …
“It’s a criminal gang pretending to be a state, said one Syrian refugee. They turned out to be thieves, said another,” Obama said. “They are not winning over hearts and minds and they are under severe pressure.”
Then what’ve we got to worry about?
@theblaze …..I rest so much easier now.
— Brad Cavendish (@brad_cavendish) February 26, 2016
It’s not as if he’s grossly underestimated their power before.
@theblaze I thought it was the JV team
— 13Stripes (@RWA60) February 26, 2016
— Everette Cribb (@everette_cribb) February 26, 2016
— Josh Griffith (@FlyoverTruth) February 26, 2016
According to the leader of the free world, this is a "crime ring" pic.twitter.com/JtP8FWE9nP
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) February 26, 2016
@theblaze this whole administration is fucking delusion.
— Mantis Toboggan M.D. (@MGahannon) February 26, 2016
— Matt Hudspeth (@MHudsy) February 26, 2016
@theblaze Another chapter in Obama's "if I keep saying it it will come true".
— Zachary Ellinger (@zaqzilla86) February 26, 2016
@theblaze I mean really.
— Allen Hawkins (@allenhawkins51) February 26, 2016
@theblaze you just can't open some eyes
— Rick (@RESJR_2016) February 26, 2016
@theblaze Oh now they're a crime ring. He needs to fire some advisers, or keep his mouth shut for the next 11 months. Please shut up.
— Jack Copeland (@JChrisCopeland) February 26, 2016
@theblaze does this man EVER not play these killers down?
— StephStance (@StephStance) February 26, 2016