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0737, 21 Dec 15

Obama Blames Failure of IS Strategy on Media

Once again, this president blames others for his failures. It is not that he is wrong… it’s that the American people are too stupid to appreciate his brilliant strategy and the media isn’t helping.

“We haven’t on a regular basis, I think, described all the work that we’ve been doing for more than a year now to defeat ISIL,” Obama told NPR in an interview taped before he departed for his holiday vacation in Hawaii. He called the communications blunder a “legitimate criticism of what I’ve been doing and our administration has been doing.”

But he also pinned Americans’ renewed unease about terror attacks on U.S. soil to blanket media coverage of ISIS attacks. The November ISIS terrorist massacre in Paris, which left 130 people dead, led to “a saturation of news about the horrible attack there,” Obama said in the interview.

“If you’ve been watching television for the last month, all you have been seeing, all you have been hearing about is these guys with masks or black flags who are potentially coming to get you,” he said in the NPR interview. “So I understand why people are concerned about it.”

“Look, the media is pursuing ratings,” he added later. “This is a legitimate news story. I think that, you know, it’s up to the media to make a determination about how they want to cover things.”


0737, 21 December 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I consider these comments close to treason, considering we are at war.

  2. terry

    A man is not a failure because he makes mistakes. A man is a failure when he blames them on someone else.

  3. old baldy

    Except we are not at war. If we were Mitch McConnell would have been tried for treason 6 years ago.

  4. terry

    When did the war end? When Barack Obama abandoned Iraq leaving billions of assets behind. ISIS’s most powerful friend next to Hillary.

  5. old baldy


    Sorry, war was never declared. And the “abandonment” of Iraq started under cheney/bush. Right now I’d say Trump is the greatest recruiting tool ISIS has going for it. The 70 virgins story isn’t working any more.

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