In an interview with The Atlantic, President Obama insisted he believes the strategy against ISIS remains sound, and will eventually win the war.
“I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama insisted, dubbing the fall of Ramadi a “tactical setback” and blaming it on poorly organized Iraqi troops.
Obama began the ISIS war after the fall of the city of Mosul to ISIS, and expanded the war to Syria in September. Since then, ISIS has increased its territory in Iraq, including taking virtually the whole of the Anbar Province, Iraq’s largest. They also hold over 50% of Syrian territory now.
Obama’s comments echo those of military leaders, who insist that despite mounting losses, they don’t intend to actually change the ISIS war strategy in any significant way, and figure it will eventually turn in their favor.
11 thoughts on “Obama: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Losing’ to ISIS”
Translation: "Don't blame me. The buck stops in Tel Aviv."
Sounds like they're happy with the job IS is doing.
Yeah, how can you 'lose' to someone you're aiding and supporting?
I don’t think the sky is blue either.
How much more proof do you need that Obama is in cahoots with ISIS.
ut the clip from Downfall.
"…“I don’t think we’re losing,”…"
He should have stopped after the first 3 words…
Oboomer is correct. The only (losers) are the people of Iraq
being slaughtered, and the average USG citizen stuck with
paying the check for this fiasco.
Baghdad Bob redux. Fall of Saigon.
All setbacks or successes are "tactical." They add up to operations and serve strategy.
To blame a "poorly organized" Iraqi Army at this late date is to admit failure of our efforts at nation building and army training.
Sorry, but we are losing. The present course goes nowhere except defeat, Saigon Embassy roof style defeat.
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