White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President Obama’s “cautious” response to ISIS is similar to his response to the 2009 Detroit auto bailout.
“That was a risky maneuver,” Earnest said at a press conference, referring to Obama’s auto bailout. “It would not have been possible without this president, who is sometimes described as cautious.”
Earnest made his statement at a press conference at which it was revealed by reporters that ISIS beheaded another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, two weeks after threatening to kill Sotloff in a video in which the group beheaded journalist James Foley.
The Obama administration has long been obsessed with its costly taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. Obama’s re-election campaign produced an action movie about the bailout and Joe Biden proclaimed at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive!”
Obama currently operates without a stated strategy for dealing with ISIS — a group that the U.S. has been closely monitoring since 2012 and which Obama has been getting at least some daily briefings on for a year.
(h/t The Daily Surge)