I don’t think they’re gaining strength. What is true is that, from the start our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq. And in Syria it — they’ll come in, they’ll leave. But you don’t see this systematic march by ISIL across the terrain. What we have not yet been able to do is to completely decapitate their command and control structures. We’ve made some progress in trying to reduce the flow of foreign fighters and part of our goal has to be to recruit more effective Sunni partners in Iraq to really go on offense rather than simply engage in defense.
Sadly for Democrats, on Tuesday the nation’s most important soldier, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, absolutely destroyed President Obama’s ISIS narrative when he told Congress that “We have not contained ISIS…”!
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