It’s what we’ve come to expect from our miserable elected leaders.
This is all for naught, Obama has already lost the initiative before the first battle has even started, naval intelligence analyst (ret.) J.E.Dyer has an excellent article on the subject:
”The fatal weakness of Obama’s own strategy is that it has no definite political objective. It has one political assumption – that the new Iraqi government will be able to continue functioning – but it has no contingency plan in case that assumption becomes invalid.”
Don’t Call It a War? Administration hit for refusing to use ‘w’ word for ISIS mission
The Obama administration is refusing to describe the expanded military campaign against the Islamic State as a war — despite plans to launch airstrikes across two tumultuous Middle East countries, dispatch hundreds more U.S. military personnel and build a coalition of nations to ultimately “destroy” the growing terror network.
The reluctance to use that label has generated confusion on Capitol Hill, particularly in light of new intelligence estimates that the Islamic State has as many as 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. That’s the size of a small army – and close to the estimated size of the Taliban force in 2001.
Yet in television interviews on Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly avoided the term “war” to describe the mission, instead calling it a “major counterterrorism operation” that could last a long time.
“It’s hard to find a response to that,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told Fox News, when asked about Kerry’s comments. “Then what was the president talking about [Wednesday] night?”
More here. h/t: Fjordman