On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Obama attempted to deny certain comments he made about the Islamic State which landed him in hot water. In doing so, he ended up telling another blatant lie.
The President has been taking heat ever since he referred to ISIS as the JV team back in January during an interview with the New Yorker. He attempted to explain his comments by telling NBC’s Chuck Todd:
“Keep in mind I wasn’t specifically referring to (Islamic State). I’ve said that, regionally, there were a whole series of organizations that were focused primarily locally, weren’t focused on homeland, because I think a lot of us, when we think about terrorism, the model is Osama bin Laden and 9/11.”
As it turns out, this was just another in Obama’s slew of lies.
The transcript from the interview in which Obama made the regrettable comment reveals that he was definitely referring to ISIS. The original comments were made by the President in response to the Islamic State taking control of parts of Fallujah, in Iraq. Part of that transcript reads:
Remnick: “You know where this is going, though. Even in the period that you’ve been on vacation in the last couple of weeks, in Iraq, in Syria, of course, in Africa, al-Qaeda is resurgent.”
Obama: “Yes, but, David, I think the analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”
Remnick: “But that JV team just took over Fallujah.”
Obama: “I understand. But when you say took over Fallujah –”
Remnick: “And I don’t know for how long.”
Obama: “But let’s just keep in mind, Fallujah is a profoundly conservative Sunni city in a country that, independent of anything we do, is deeply divided along sectarian lines. And how we think about terrorism has to be defined and specific enough that it doesn’t lead us to think that any horrible actions that take place around the world that are motivated in part by an extremist Islamic ideology is a direct threat to us or something that we have to wade into.”
There you have it! Obama has been caught in another lie. It’s like a broken record at that point. Let us know what you think of the Liar In Chief in the comments section.