Oliver North and Ralph Peters give their evaluations of the Obama ISIS speech, and both see serious shortcomings. Col North says that he thinks the American people and those around the world who are hoping for a decisive American response are going to be underwhelmed by what Obama had to say.
He describes as “too little too late” the idea proposed objective of degrading and ultimately destroying ISIS. He said what was offered as a strategy is actually a goal that failed to recognize the true enemy, radical Islam.
Lt Col Ralph Peters sums up the speech in one sentence, saying, “I Barack Obama am going to do what Bill Clinton did with al-Qaeda and kick the can down the road to the next president.” He adds, “Let me go on record, on September tenth in the year of our lord 2014, as saying that Barack Obama’s shabby pretense at a strategy as laid out tonight will not defeat and destroy the Islamic State. He adds, “By the way, it is Islamic and it is a nation state.”
Peters acknowledges that Obama saying we are going to strike inside Syria is a good thing, but asks when and with what force. He asks how the Iraqi army, which collapsed when ISIS waved at it, is going to be magically rebuilt.
Peters describes the plan as so pathetic that he actually has to control his anger by simply saying it’s idiotic nonsense.
Asked if the plan is enough to accomplish the goals as laid out, both experts agree it is not.
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