Election 2016

Why Won’t the White House Come Clean About Its War Against ISIS?

esquire.com​(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog’s Second-Favourite Canadian)

I can’t tell you what a mistake I think this is. And I can’t tell you how fundamentally insulting this quote is.

Asked about that “boots on the ground” statement, Earnest said the quote was taken “out of context”. “The quote that you pulled there is a very different situation,” Earnest told a reporter. “He [Obama] said he was not prepared to put boots on the ground to take out the Assad regime. That was precisely the mistake the previous administration had made … to take down Saddam Hussein.” The US military has conducted narrow ground missions inside Syria, such as one in May in which special forces killed an Islamic State commander in a raid the Pentagon said took place in the east of the country.

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