Well, Mr. Obama, that prediction worked out about as well as “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” The Paris Islamic Terrorist attack death toll sits at 150 and counting. Sure looks like “containment” was a poor choice of words.
From Breitbart, “Obama: ISIS Is Not Getting ‘Stronger,’ We Have ‘Contained’ Them.”
Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” President Barack Obama seemingly downplayed the threat of ISIS in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired on Friday’s broadcast of “Good Morning America.”
“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”
“What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures,” he admitted. “We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.”