Boehner Disses Obama: It’s Only Words
[su_center_ad]John Boehner has decided that Barack Obama gave a meaningless speech.
“An effective speech is not the same thing as an effective strategy,” he said. “While the president presented a compelling case for action, many questions remain about the way in which the president intends to act.”
In the short term, Boehner asked whether Obama’s proposal to “train and equip” the Iraqi and opposition forces could be effectively done quickly, “at a time when ISIL’s momentum and territorial gains need to be immediately halted and reversed.”
On a grander scale, however, Boehner questioned whether the president was viewing the situation properly. “It is also a cause for concern that the president appears to view the effort against ISIL as an isolated counterterrorism campaign,” he wrote, “rather than as what it must be: an all-out effort to destroy an enemy that has declared a holy war against America and the principles for which we stand.”
In other words, nothing Obama could have said would have impressed John Boehner.[su_csky_ad]