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Column: Obama strategy is black, white and gray

Argus Hamilton

Argus Hamilton

President Obama laid out his ISIS strategy to the nation Wednesday. So far he's vowed to make ISIS more manageable, he's threatened to degrade ISIS, he's promised to destroy ISIS. When asked if Obama was sending mixed messages to ISIS, the White House replied, yes and no.

President Obama caused eyes to roll while addressing the nation about ISIS Wednesday by saying the Islamist terrorists who fight for the Islamic State aren't Muslims. That's like saying the Protestants who destroy Dallas on Texas-OU weekend aren't Christians. Yes they are.

President Obama asked Congress for half a billion to arm the New Syrian Army members who have been fighting both ISIS and Syria for two years. It's very important that we get to know them. The New Syrian Army is the group that we'll be fighting a year after we defeat ISIS.

President Obama on Wednesday said the New Syrian Army will fight ISIS on the ground as we bomb ISIS. Two weeks ago he dismissed them as doctors, dentists and pharmacists. We must move quickly before they realize how much chemistry they know and start cooking meth instead.

Democrats in Washington were stunned by President Obama's speech Wedneday to send the U.S. back into a new Mideast war. He ran for president solely on his opposition to a Mideast war. You know he's getting older when even President Obama doesn't support President Obama.