Marie Harf hasn’t gotten any smarter since she joined Fox News.
During an appearance on “The Five” this week, the former State Department spokeswoman-turned-Fox-contributor claimed that President Donald Trump basically owes his success against the Islamic State group to former President Barack Obama.
Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the “strategy” that led ISIS’s defeat was “laid out during the Obama administration by military commanders.”
She added, “President Trump has loosened the rules of engagement. He has allowed the military to use more bombs for example and so I think that has helped. But for me, the bigger question is what is the strategy going forward? There are tens of thousands of ISIS fighters who once they lose this territory in Syria and Iraq are going to go back to Europe they are going to go online they are going to radicalize people like we have seen try to commit terrorist attacks here in the U.S. So in terms of the fight against ISIS this is a good step, but the fight is going to continue in a different and almost more dangerous way.”
Marie Harf: “The strategy that has led to a virtual defeat of ISIS in the caliphate…is largely a strategy that was laid out during the #Obama administration by military commanders.” #TheFive https://t.co/2xXlJT1NBy pic.twitter.com/XU6yAqDQV9
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 28, 2017
That’s the point. The Military gave Obama a strategy to beat ISIL and Obama ignored it and allowed ISIL to grow stronger and murder more people.
The strategy may have been created by the Obama administration but they never executed on it. Trump executed for it successfully. That’s the difference between leading from behind (Obama) and leading from the front (Trump). Actions vs. words.
Even stipulating that the ISIS strategy was ‘laid out’ during Obama admin, no longer micro-managing military action + removing input of ppl like noted military tactician Valerie Jarrett makes a big difference in execution
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