Pray tell, how can you have a “comprehensive strategy” when the most important element of that strategy – military action – is missing?
Following the president’s press conference where he admitted he didn’t have a strategy to deal with Islamic State, White House aides frantically called reporters and sent aides to talk with cable news to “clarify” Obama’s remark.
President Obama was referring only “to military options for striking” Islamist militants in Syria when he said the White House did not “have a strategy yet,” press secretary Josh Earnest insisted Thursday.
The White House launched a full-court media press to clarify the president’s comments after the media and Republicans seized on the admission.
In an interview with CNN, Earnest said Obama was only referring to potential military strikes within Syria.
“Those options are still being developed by the Pentagon,” Earnest said.