President Obama ordered airstrikes this week in Syria, in part to take out a supposedly imminent threat from the Khorasan group. This group is linked to al-Qaeda, and Jonathan Karl asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today how the White House can then say core al-Qaeda is decimated.
Karl asked if the White House wants to “revise and extend” that claim about core al-Qaeda. Earnest said the statement is still accurate. Karl challenged him and pointed out they’re obviously dangerous enough to strike because of an imminent attack.
Earnest shot back that al-Qaeda was so decimated, they fled to another country to plan more attacks, showing just how much in disarray they are. He continued to maintain “that network is gone,” even as Karl continued to press the matter.
Watch the video below:
[h/t The Blaze]
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