During the White House press briefing Tuesday, CBS correspondent Major Garrett questioned Barack Obama‘s chief spokesman on why anyone should bother to watch the president’s upcoming major speech on ISIS.
Obama is scheduled to deliver his remarks at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, laying out what his administration’s plan is to confront the Islamic terrorist network.
Garrett noted that during the briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest stated there would be few tactical details given in Obama’s speech other than that there will be no orders for ground troops.
“Why should anyone watch?” Garrett said.
Earnest said the American public should watch because Obama will “lay out” what is in U.S. interests and the strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS.
“But you know,” Garrett said, “the audience wants to know how we’re going to win.”
Earnest said he couldn’t offer that because, “I don’t have the speech in front of me.”
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