Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham cut President Barack Obama some slack on his decision to launch airstrikes against ISIS/ISIL, the band of Islamic militants threatening Iraq’s tenuous post-war government. Ingraham argued that Obama had no real good options given the American public’s distaste for foreign engagement, but that broadcasting that could embolden ISIS/ISIL.
“I don’t think you can judge how he did right now,” Ingraham said. “We’re almost in an impossible situation, right? The American people really have no appetite for America to reengage…What are we going to do? What are we going to accomplish?”
“So I think he’s reacting to that,” she continued. “But he’s also…reluctantly seeing the perils of inaction. If we do nothing, then what? Let’s say Iraq does fall — which I think is a possibility, Iraq may fall — if indeed there are no boots on the ground, not gonna happen, can’t happen, then that’s very empowering to ISIL, right? If they know American troops are not going to be on the ground at all, and I’m not saying I want them there, then they know they get an artillery position hit as they did yesterday, then they flood back in.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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