Fox News political analyst Brit Hume says President Barack Obama’s effort in combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is not “a full-hearted effort,” and much less effort than the U.S. is putting towards combating Ebola in East Africa.
“Consider the president’s response to ISIS and his response to the Ebola outbreak. He’s sending a large force, much larger than ISIS is getting to deal with this Ebola outbreak,” says Hume. “And why is he doing that? He’s doing that, I think, because he believes that the United States is uniquely capable of mounting an effort against this disease.”
“The United States is undisputedly, uniquely capable of conquering ISIS. He’s not putting the full effort into that at all, which is why, I think, the majority doubt the efficacy of the strategy,” said the political analyst. “They can see this isn’t a full-hearted effort, and so it has been suggested earlier to the coalition partners or would-be coalition partners.”
Obama, who has completely ruled out the use of American ground forces against ISIS, is sending 3,000 troops to East Africa to combat the deadly disease, almost twice the number of troops in training and advisory roles currently aiding the effort against ISIS.