Barack Obama has been defending his strategy against ISIS since he set in motion. He did the same today during a speech at the G20 summit in Turkey. The GOP and his critics have criticized the current administration for being too lax in their handling of the extremist terrorist group. Just last week Donald Trump told a crowd in Iowa that he "would bomb the shit out of ISIS" to a thunderous applause. He then repeated those sentiments during a CNN interview but with a little twist, saying he would "take away their wealth" by bombing the oil fields they occupy in Syria and in Iraq. Trump also said the Paris attacks could've been prevented if they had guns, so take his ISIS strategy with a pound of salt.
Detractors want the Obama Administration to increase ground forces in Syria and places like it instead of sending smaller groups of special operatives, especially after ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks last Friday.
The President believes that way of thinking is a mistake, saying:
"This is not conventional warfare. We play into the ISIL narrative when we act like they are a state," he said. "We use routine military tactics that are designed to fight a state that is attacking another state. That's not what's going on here. These are killers with fantasies of glory."
President Obama may be right. His administration sent special forces to capture Osama Bin Laden ten years after the 9/11 attacks. Bush's plan to send ground troops into the Middle East only made matters worse by destabilizing the area and causing groups like ISIS to form after al-Queda and the Taliban were forced to regroup.
The President didn't stop there. He let the Chicago out and sent his critics a message about not having solutions to his so-called weak plan during the same speech, telling the G20 summit, "Folks want to pop off and have opinions on what they think they would do, present a specific plan."
The President isn't a fan of "posing" and seems to be getting fed up.
And Obama said, "If folks wanna pop off..." pic.twitter.com/32SvdLAhIh— deray mckesson (@deray) November 16, 2015