Major Garrett Asks Why Anyone Should Watch Obama’s ISIS Speech

Derek Hunter
The Daily Caller

Given what we know of President Obama’s speech tonight, Major Garrett of CBS News asks White House Spokesmodel Josh Earnest the $64,000 question — Why should anyone bother to watch?

Garrett lays out all the bullet points the President will deliver tonight — no boots on the ground, no timeline, no cost information, no tactical operational details — in other words: nothing new. What’s the point of a speech, a primetime address to the nation, where no new information will be conveyed? Couldn’t the media just replay one of his old speeches on ISIS?

Earnest’s answer left a lot to be desired, too. He said people should watch because Obama, the commander in chief, “will be communicating directly with the American people about a core national security priority.”…

…Expect a rerun of Matlock to offer stronger leadership than we’ll see from the President tonight.



The complete article, with video, is at The Daily Caller.



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Update: White House Summons Top Journalists Before Obama’s ISIS Speech

While preparing for his speech on the threat posed by Islamic State terrorists, the White House invited a few top writers to the White House to likely discuss the president’s foreign policy vision…


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…to state that ISIS is not Islamic? You have to be kidding me. ISIS stands for, first word, “Islamic.” Obama continues to deny and refuse to define the enemy, and that folks is not helpful.

President Obama stated that America is safer — but not according to recent American polling — and certainly not reflected by the beheadings of two Americans, Foley and Sotloff.

Obama borrowed the “no safe haven” phrase from George W. Bush. And in a comparative analysis of coalition building ability, George W. Bush had 37 countries in 2003, but so far Obama only has 9 — and as we reported, one of them is Turkey and they’re already waffling about not joining unless we restrain support to the Kurdish Peshmerga Army — a core element of this strategy…



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