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'Why Should Anyone Watch' Obama's Speech?

Sep. 10, 2014

Tonight, Barack Obama will address the nation regarding ISIL. In his speech, he’ll explain why we won’t “put boots on the ground” (even though he already has) and why some half-hearted bombing should be just right. He’ll also explain why he doesn’t need Congress but might ask them anyway. The president knows how damaging it was to admit “we don’t have a strategy yet,” and the White House has been scrambling to recover from his candid admission. Given this information, CBS correspondent Major Garrett wants to know, “Why should anyone watch?” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest fumbled for an answer, saying Obama will “lay out” the strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIL. Well, Obama also said last week he wanted ISIL to be reduced to a “manageable problem.” Garrett pointed out, “The audience wants to know how we’re going to win.” Unfortunately, “win” is not a word Obama cares about when it comes to wars and foreign policy.

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