White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a Monday morning interview that there has been “progress to debunk” the theory that the United States is fighting a war against the ISIS and that ISIS represents Islam.
“What I an tell you is, that we are when it comes to ISIL, we are in a narrative fight, a narrative battle,” Earnest explained. “And what ISIL wants to do is they want to project that they are an organization that is representing Islam in a fight and a war against the West and a war against the United States.”
“That is a bankrupt, false narrative,” he continued. “It’s a mythology, and we have made progress in debunking that mythology.”
The statement from the Obama administration comes only days after Vice President Joe Biden said claimed terrorism doesn’t pose an “existential threat” to U.S. national security. (VIDEO: Biden: ‘No Existential Threat’ To US Security)
Biden, speaking at the University of Denver, predicted that “if you had to bet on it,” there would be soon be another terror attack on United States soil.