Ahead of President Barack Obama‘s speech Wednesday night, Chris Matthews on MSNBC said the public is in a “dreamland” if it anticipates the U.S. can defeat ISIS without ground troops or casualties.
Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech at 9 p.m. ET on his plan to confront the Islamic terrorist network, which has claimed responsibility for beheading to American journalists. The White House has maintained that a strategy would not include U.S. ground troops.
“They [the public] want a strategy that doesn’t include any casualties at home… or any casualties overseas, or any engagement on the ground.” Matthews said. “What kind of a war is this? No casualties, no fighting on the ground, but we win? How do you fight a war like this? What dreamland is that that they’re talking about?”
Matthews said the battle against ISIS cannot be won “immaculately,” and that “you’ve got to get your hands dirty and you’ve got to take casualties. That’s reality.”
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