What’s the Obama administration’s strategy for dealing with ISIS? According to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk, you’ll have to “stay tuned.”
That asinine response was uttered several times today by one of the lead people in government charged with formulating that strategy, while talking with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Not very reassuring, I know, but that’s what you get when you have a man in charge who isn’t interested in the concept of national security.
It’s been about a year since ISIS entered the national stage, yet the Obama administration still has no plan to deal with the threat they represent. You’d think the leader of the country would have had staff working on several strategies for dealing with every potential threat the United States faces, starting the moment they appear on the national stage, for if and when they do become a threat to Americans or our national interests. But nope, that’s not how this White House rolls.
So, when the largest and most well funded terrorist threat the world have ever seen saws the head off a second American in three weeks, this time journalist Steven Sotloff, and we are spinning our tires in the mud. Or sand trap, as the case may be.
No strategy for a threat the President called “jayvee” in January, but the White House reassured us last week they’ve always taken seriously…just not seriously enough to formulate a strategy with which to deal with them.
On the plus side, Obama has shaved 3 strokes off his short game…so there’s that.
Right now our national security strategy is best explained by the old Saturday morning ABC Claymation commercial tease.
Keep telling yourself: Only two more years. Hope we make it.