Listening to some of President Obama’s declarations about what he plans to do with ISIS, one wonders at the legitimacy of it all, given some of his past pronouncements.
The president and his advisors repeatedly told us Syrian President Assad was finished, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, thank you very much. But it turns out that not only is Assad right where he was at the beginning of Arab Spring: Syria Version, but we are now helping him defeat his most lethal enemy.
It’s just another example of amateur hour in the White House. Rule #1 of maintaining U.S. credibility: Don’t make proclamations unless you have some inkling they are going to come to pass.