You sure enough got that right…….
A war that they say they’re not carrying out, let alone a protracted one, but in reality, failing to even mount an escalation of violence. Obama can’t even wage a limited tit-for-tat.
JOHN KERRY: ‘WAR’ IS WRONG TERMINOLOGY FOR WHAT US IS DOING TO ISLAMIC STATE
Speaking to CNN on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry refused to describe the current undertaking against the Islamic State jihadist terror group as a “war,” instead opting to call it “a very significant counterterrorism operation” and emphasizing the involvement of the international community in the effort.
Kerry made the unusual pronouncement as he travels the world attempting to persuade nations, particularly those in the Middle East, to help the United States vanquish the Islamic State. The Secretary of State explained to CNN’s Elise Labott that “war” is, to him, too limited a term for the situation in which the United States currently finds itself, and that the operation consists of “many different things that one doesn’t think of normally in context of war.”
Instead, Kerry suggested, the endeavor is “a very significant counterterrorism operation” that will take “some period of time” and “have many different moving parts.” He heavily emphasized the need for an international coalition to defeat the Islamic State.
Kerry’s statements echoed the words of President Obama in his highly anticipated speech this past Wednesday, in which he outlined an offensive consisting of air strikes and diplomacy with neighboring countries to help establish an international effort against the terrorist group. “American power,” the President asserted in his speech, “can make a decisive difference, but we cannot do for Iraqis what they must do for themselves, nor can we take the place of Arab partners in securing the region.”