A year has passed since President Obama put into place a campaign of concentrated airstrikes against the terror group ISIS, but little has changed, according to at least three Republican Senators.
ISIS has continued to gain more territory while the Obama administration tells us they are in stasis. CNN recently reported that:
ISIS remains “as strong as it was a year ago” when U.S. airstrikes against the group began, but it is no longer making rapid advances, according to an Obama administration official.
The Defense Intelligence Agency’s latest classified assessment is that “the situation in Iraq between Iraqi security forces and ISIL is in a stalemate,” a Pentagon official familiar with the assessment said.
It seems that the administration is so committed to downplaying the strength and abilities of ISIS that they are willing to plunge their heads in the sand and keep repeating their lies. They are going to keep telling us that ISIS is in a stalemate and pretending that Christians aren’t being slaughtered until the truth can no longer be ignored. Let’s hope it won’t be too late.
According to the IJReview:
Given the dramatic fall of Ramadi in mid-May, the idea that ISIS has slowed down enough to reach a stasis point just one month later seems to stretch credulity.
IJReview spoke with Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who is a member of the House Committees on Armed Services and Homeland Security. McSally, a 26-year Air Force vet, made her disagreement clear:
“I think they’re lost in their own world that the rest of us aren’t seeing. I was in the region in May, meeting with the Joint Task Force, and the Air Component Commander, and they were saying ISIS was on the defense–then Ramadi fell two weeks later.”
McSally then unequivocally said: “I firmly disagree with the administration and their assessment.”
We also spoke with Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Cotton, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, was even more pointed:
“ISIS is not in a stalemate. ISIS still controls a territory the size of Great Britain. We have not rolled them back.
I think certain political appointees realize what an utter failure their strategy has been–specifically with regards to Obama calling them a JV team just a year ago–and they’re trying to spin this as fast as possible.”
What do you think? Do you believe the Obama administration is telling us the truth about ISIS and what is going on in the middle east?