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Gingrich: ‘We’re Better Off’ with Obama Not Having ISIS Strategy

CNN host and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the only Republican who doesn’t think President Barack Obama‘s “we don’t have a strategy” admission is entirely bad.

Obama made the comment during a press conference in August related to potential U.S. action against the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

“We’re better off with a president who doesn’t have a good strategy and knows he doesn’t than with a president who has a bad strategy but thinks he has a good one,” Gingrich wrote in a column for CNN.com. “For most of his administration, the president was firmly in the latter category, so his recent epiphany marks an improvement.”

Other newsmakers, even liberals, have been less generous. Former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called Obama’s admission a “wince-able moment.”

Obama later said his remark was specifically related to elements of ISIS in Syria, not as a whole.

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