Skip to comments.Pentagon Officials Call Out Obama's 'Pathetic' ISIS Strategy "What strategy?"
Posted on 05/27/2015 9:22:02 PM PDT by Nachum
The Washington Times has uncovered what it calls "deep-seated doubts" among Pentagon brass regarding President Obama's strategy in degrading and defeating ISIS. This revelation undercuts the official White House line that would indicate a unified front between the president and military officials.
One Pentagon official, said to be involved in counterterrorism analysis, asked incredulously, What strategy? He went on to say, We are now floating along, reacting to ISIS.
The general consensus among top military officials is that the president will never activate their recommended plan of sending in ground troops, a strategy that is believed to be the only way to defeat this enemy. Although The Times could not speak of this dissent reaching the Joint Chiefs of Staff, one of their sources said the White House is "running the campaign" and that has the Pentagon "furious."
According to the source, some of the White House strategy involves leaving fighter pilots circling targets for hours before they are approved to drop their payload, if they get approval at all. And though nearly a year of these surgical strikes have been underway, The Times states that "the battlefield outcome [is] no better."
This is worse than pathetic, their source said. He added that a more robust strategy "could defeat the Islamic State in weeks."
From the report:
Another official said a constant theme inside the Pentagon is that the White House does not seem committed to winning. The frequent public relations spin is that this will be a long process to take down the Islamic State when, in fact, officers say, it does not have to be.
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I think a lot of us here of FR have been asking that question for some time.
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The Pentagon folks, say it knowing it makes
De Pwezident, werry werry ahngry...
POTUS doesn’t have it in him to harm his brother Muslims. Surprise, surprise, surprise.
Do they really think Obama has no strategy?
The strategy is going as planned, and it’s going very well.
They are operating from a false starting point assumption. Namely that Obama wants ISIS to be defeated.
If Obama were serious about “degrading, defeating and destroying” ISIL, he would have used his power to force “NATO ally” Turkey to close the conduit on the Turkish/Syrian border by which trade, supplies, recruits, and medical care reach ISIS. No non vested observer can say Obama is determined or effective.
If we could get the Christians out of there, then I wouldn’t have a problem with Muslims fighting Muslims. There are no good guys there. Let them fight until none are left.
The threat to the US is the Muslim immigrants politicians are bringing here by the thousands. Islam should be banned in civilized countries, Muslims deported, mosques torn down, and institute a “pet the pig” requirement before one can board a plane.
Bring US troops home and put them on our borders.
Stay tuned for headlines soon regarding military careers abruptly ended due to “scandals”, “gambling”, etc. Zero will be very displeased by grumbling and opinions from the professionals.
He’s trying to set up his successor to fail in order to exalt himself.
The Taliban Five will be back at work in the field soon
and the strategy will become clearer.
LBJ bombing strategy, take 2.
Obama hopes they take out Assad for him. All the suffering and misery they cause is secondary to his wishes. He’s an evil bastard.
NO MORE OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN SACRIFICED at the alter of this traitor.
Time for the ME countries to fight for their own - +Boots on the ground sent by Obummer would NOT be allowed to help the Christians - Time for other countries to get in there
Dear Pentagon Brass:
One more time, I am going to voice what the common American knows. The ONLY strategy Obama has is to degrade and defeat America by any means necessary! Once you people understand that, all other actions of the Administration become clear.
ISIS routinely fills highways with their trucks and captured military vehicles. A target rich environment for American airpower, but Bambi isn’t going to let them take care of ISIS.
We don’t want no din bin foo!
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