Obama is proving once again that he has no respect for US military forces by ignoring his military advisor’s strategies for dealing with ISIS.
Obama’s military commanders have repeatedly told him that air strikes would have little-to-no effect on ISIS and that ground troops would be needed. Despite this, Obama has continued to only send in airstrikes.
In a recent story, NBC Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski blasted Obama for his callousness:
“U.S. military officials, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, warned all along that air strikes alone will not defeat or even degrade ISIS to the point where anybody can claim any kind of significant progress or victory. It’ll ultimately take troops on the ground.”
“There have been some 51 airstrikes conducted against ISIS targets around Kobani, there on the Turkish border over the last week. But even there the problem is, again, with no boots on the ground so many of those ISIS fighters are inside the city. It’s impossible to strike them from the air because number one, it’s difficult to find them, two, they may be mingled among some innocent civilians, not only the Kurdish fighters but among civilian population.”
Even somebody with no military experience could have figured out from the beginning that airstrikes were having no effect on ISIS, but not Obama.
Airstrikes may be able to contain ISIS to a general area, but ISIS is sneaky. In order to defeat them, we need men on the inside who can infiltrate them and figure out their plans before taking those terrorists out.
Since Obama has the subtlety of a walrus, perhaps it is no surprise that this is going over his head…
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H/T: Conservative Tribune