Might want to get on that before you slither out of office, champ.
President Obama said Monday the United States does not have a complete plan to train and equip Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), saying Baghdad needs to show a greater commitment to building a fighting force.
“We don’t yet have a complete strategy,” Obama told reporters during a news conference at the G7 summit in Germany.
Obama’s comments are a surprising admission nine months into the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign against the terror group.
Earlier on Monday, the president pledged ramped-up assistance to Iraqi forces during a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has pleaded with coalition partners for more military and intelligence backing.
The president said the Pentagon is working on a plan to speed up the flow of weapons and training for Iraqi forces to keep pace with ISIS fighters, who have made recent gains, including taking the key city of Ramadi.
That will just speed up ISIS acquiring them after overrunning the feckless Iraqis. This about sums it up:
Obama on ISIS (9/14): "We don't have a strategy yet." Obama on ISIS (6/15): "We don't yet have a complete strategy."
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 8, 2015
You know what he’s got a strategy for?
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) June 8, 2015