Does Obama even care anymore? I mean, really, could he be any more aloof and detached? After last week’s tone deaf, out-of-touch, “now watch this drive” moment when he golfed immediately after expressing his heartbreak over James Foley’s execution and pledging vigilance, now he says he doesn’t have a strategy against ISIS:
“We don’t have a strategy yet,” Mr. Obama said of his plans for defeating the Islamic State in Syria. “We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans. As our strategy develops, we will consult with Congress.”
After a week of speculation that he was about to expand U.S. airstrikes against the terrorist group — also known by the acronyms ISIL and ISIS — from its positions in Iraq to those in Syria, the president said he has ordered his military advisers to give him “a range of options.”
But Mr. Obama tried to tamp down the suggestion that his decision was imminent, saying “folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are.”
That’s because Obama should be much further ahead on this! This is an urgent situation and he’s known about the threat from ISIS and its previous iterations for years (although he infamously dismissed them as the “jayvee team“). He should have already had a strategy and contingency plans, the admission that he doesn’t is just more evidence of how unfit he is to be Commander-in-Chief.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered this inexplicable “clarification” of Obama’s comments:
In his remarks today, POTUS was explicit – as he has been in the past – about the comprehensive strategy we'll use to confront ISIL threat.
— Josh Earnest (@PressSec) August 28, 2014
In what world is “we don’t have a strategy” an “explicit…comprehensive strategy?!” A world where war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.