But it gets better....now this worthless waste of skin, our nation's top military commander has decided that his brilliant strategy of "containing" ISIS may not have been the best idea - he got that idea since ISIS has been kicking everyone's ass ever since Obama decided to stick his little toe into the conflict. So now, Obama sends his Secretary of Defense out there in front of the cameras to announce that the U.S. is actually going to try some offensive tactics against ISIS. Oh boy.
Believe me on one thing - Obama isn't doing ANY of this because he fears for the lives and safety of our troops or allies or the safety of our very country - he's doing it because he wants to avoid, at all costs, a huge embarrassment to his Presidency if things go completely to hell in both Iraq and Afghanistan with a year left in his term.
It's all about his legacy, you see. Hope. Change. Incompetence.
The story comes from NBC News.
Ashton Carter: U.S. to Begin 'Direct Action on the Ground' in Iraq, Syria
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the U.S. will begin "direct action on the ground" against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, aiming to intensify pressure on the militants as progress against them remains elusive.
"We won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground," Carter said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services committee, using an alternative name for the militant group.
Carter pointed to last week's rescue operation with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to free hostages held by ISIS.
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Carter and Pentagon officials initially refused to characterize the rescue operation as U.S. boots on the ground. However, Carter said last week that the military expects "more raids of this kind" and that the rescue mission "represents a continuation of our advise and assist mission."
This may mean some American soldiers "will be in harm's way, no question about it," Carter said last week.
After months of denying that U.S. troops would be in any combat role in Iraq, Carter late last week in a response to a question posed by NBC News, also acknowledged that the situation U.S. soldiers found themselves in during the raid in Hawija was combat.
"This is combat and things are complicated," Carter said.
During Tuesday's Senate hearing, Carter said Wheeler "was killed in combat."
White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz on Tuesday said the administration has "no intention of long term ground combat". He added that U.S. forces will continue to robustly train, advise and assist.
A feisty Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said on Tuesday in the Senate Armed Services committee hearing that the U.S. effort in Syria is a "half-assed strategy at best," and said that the U.S. is not doing a "damn thing" to bring down Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
Carter on Tuesday pushed back against that notion.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that the "balance of forces" has tilted in Assad's favor.