Perry’s Substanceless Criticism of Obama on ISIS

Perry’s Substanceless Criticism of Obama on ISIS June 15, 2015

Rick Perry went on Dana Loesch’s radio show and attempted to criticize President Obama’s actions to fight against ISIS in Iraq, but those criticisms were totally free of substance. They were just generic, vague rhetorical attacks without any specificity or any hint of how he might do things differently.

Loesch asked Perry to respond to the president’s comment that the U.S. doesn’t “yet have a complete strategy” for training Iraqi defense forces to fight ISIS “because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis as well about how recruitment takes place, how the training takes place, so the details of that are not yet worked out.”

Perry said that he was “stunned” and claimed that the president, who is leading a coalition that has been hammering ISIS with airstrikes, has shown a “lack of engagement to stop ISIS.” This shows, he said, that the president of six years “has a hard time connecting the dots from time to time, of understanding,” due to his “lack of executive experience” and “a philosophical void when it comes to understanding what it takes to keep America safe.”

“I think that’s the reason ISIS has gone forward, I think that’s the reason Putin is standing there basically laughing at us as we have one lack of impact after another in the global world that we’re living in,” he said.

He went on to say that he would solve the problem with the use of his magical eyeglasses, prayer and….I forget the third one. Oops.

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