With ISIS taking more towns in Syria and, on the other front, closing in on Baghdad, President Obama’s strategy for “degrading and ultimately destroying” the Islamist psychos isn’t working.
Obama’s emphatic and repeated promise not to deploy new American combat forces in Iraq now appears to have put the president into an extremely awkward, indefensible and possibly impossible position.
Obama’s limited air campaign against ISIS has failed to stop the aggressive onslaught by the terror organization.
And many military experts have criticized the president’s “no boots on the ground” approach as anemic and ineffective.”
The greatest nation in the world now has an anemic and ineffective approach to this war.
A senior government official in Iraq is now claiming that up to ten thousand armed fighters for the Islamic State are amassed at the very gates of Baghdad, poised to assault the capital.
CNN has reported that ISIS forces have made major advances, leading Iraqi officials to plead for additional ground support from the U.S.-led coalition.
Here’s that plea: “Leaders in Iraq’s Anbar province pleaded for U.S. ground troops to halt the group’s rapid, relentless assault. Officials in Baghdad and Washington have not given recognition to their appeal.”
So while Obama continues to play golf, ISIS is expanding its control and its power rather than contracting it.
Clearly, the President’s plan is not working.
The Militant Group’s fighters are defeating the Iraqi Army west of Bagdad.
Obama told us this isn’t going to be a quick campaign, that there isn’t an easy fix for this.
He was right.
The President claims he is working on the ongoing effort to build the coalition and integrate the capabilities of each country into the border strategy – whatever that means.
According to the United Nations, the fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province had forced up to 180,000 people to flee their homes. Thousands more will be forced to do the same. It's tragic.
I don’t see any signs that Obama has a plan to fix this but it’s clear that ISIS has a plan and that it is working effectively.
Just another war without honor or humanitybrought to you by your Commander-in-Chief.