Susan Rice on ISIS strategy: Is she blatantly incompetent or just REALLY blatantly incompetent?

So I just have to wonder, will the Obama administration ever learn it’s a bad idea to wheel out Susan Rice on a Sunday talk show? The former U.S. Ambassador to the UN will always be remembered for her five Sunday talk show appearances where she claimed the Benghazi attack was a “spontaneous reaction to a crude anti-Islam video” and she was on because former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “too tired” to appear.

Rice later appeared as National Security Advisor on Meet The Press and continued to staunchly defend her original statement about the anti-Islam video — which we now know was a lie. She said, “That information turned out, in some respects, not to be 100 percent correct. But the notion that somehow I or anybody else in the administration misled the American people is patently false. And I think that that’s been amply demonstrated.”

Riiiight.

So if there’s ANYONE you’d think Obama wouldn’t want speaking on a Sunday talk show it would be Susan Rice — but then hey, he probably had no clue. After all, he’s only been to 42.1 percent of his intel briefings. And I guess Obama is “too tired” from all those fundraisers.

Nonetheless, yesterday Rice — the National Security Advisor — further advanced the idea that she is either blatantly incompetent or just REALLY blatantly incompetent.

As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “On Sunday, Rice said the United States would not reevaluate the strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL), despite its recent territorial advances, and said that the Obama administration is still not considering boots on the ground. “This is very early days of the strategy. The strategy is very clear. We’ll do what we can from the air. We will support the Iraqi security forces, the Kurds, and ultimately over time, the moderate opposition in Syria to be able to control territory and take the fight to ISIL,” Rice told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

I believe a very astute and brilliant person once stated, “the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing expecting different results.”

Would someone please advise the National Security Advisor that when the enemy is still capable of conducting offensive operations — which the entire world sees — you ain’t degrading nothin’ — certainly not destroying them.

Seems like the National Security Advisor of the United States has been missing some intel briefings herself. First of all, it was just two weeks ago that ISIS overran an Iraqi Army base in western Al Anbar province north of Fallujah — more troops were massacred.

And if she was reading this website, she’d know her boss hasn’t given the Kurds any support whatsoever — a few airstrikes is not support, where are the arms for the Kurds Ms. Rice? And lastly, what “moderate opposition?” You mean the fellas who say they’ll continue to fight Bashar al-Assad regardless of what resources we provide? Perhaps Ms. Rice needs to sit in front of a map and understand that ISIS is at Abu Gharaib — you know that place where the progressive socialists kept telling us about when Bush was president.

Here’s another example of the absurdity of Susan Rice: “There has been no recommendation from the American military commanders, either on the ground or here in Washington, that the United States put any ground combat forces into Iraq. That has not come up the chain to anyone at the White House and I don’t anticipate that it will,” Rice said. “The president has been very plain that this is not a campaign that requires, or even would benefit from, American ground troops in combat again.”

I seem to recall the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs presenting such an option before a Senate Armed Services Committee. The question is why would these commanders bring up the option — which they did back in 2011 for a residual force in Iraq — when you have an intransigent ideologue in Barack Hussein Obama who, in his vast military experience, is telling the commanders what is and is not required in this “very significant counter-terrorism operation with many moving parts which will be conducted over a long period of time.”

I’m quite sure military planners have the American ground options ready to be presented — but we have a rookie Commander-in-Chief telling them to “talk to the hand.”

As Oprah said about Obama, “brilliant.”

And once again the Obama administration isn’t on the same sheet of music as his generals — because CJCS Gen. Dempsey was on another Sunday Show addressing same issue. As the Beacon reports, Gen. Dempsey pointed to Mosul as an instance where U.S. ground troops may be recommended. ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Dempsey, “Would we be more effective against ISIS if we had U.S. troops on the ground spotting targets?” “Yeah. There will be circumstances when the answer to that question will likely be yes, but I haven’t encountered one right now,” Dempsey said.”

C’mon Gen. Dempsey, you know darn well that SOFLAMs* would be totally effective in Kobani.

“Mosul will likely be the decisive battle in the ground campaign at some point in the future. When [the Iraqi Security Forces] are ready to go back on the offensive (uh, in my lifetime?) My instinct at this point is that that will require a different kind of advising and assisting because of the complexity of that fight.”

I must admit, rarely have I seen such politicized responses from the senior uniformed leader of our military, which taken in combination with SecDef Hagel, National Security Advisor Rice, and SecState Kerry spells serious trouble for our Republic and its national security.

This statement by Rice demonstrates her delusion: “Our efforts have various, different lines of effort, as we call them. On the one hand, we’re trying to build up the capacity of the Iraqis, which means the Iraqi army, the Kurds – the Peshmerga inside of Iraq… we’re building up that capacity and we have seen some success in that regard. On the Syrian side, we also have a longer-term challenge of supporting the moderate opposition, and giving them, while they have great will, greater capacity to fight Assad and to fight ISIL.” So, this is going to take time,” Rice continued. “Our air campaign is off to a strong start… it can’t be judged by merely what happens in one particular town or in one particular region.”

There is no air campaign. We are not building up any capacity for the Kurdish Peshmerga Army. And where were we when the Iraqi Army got routed just two weeks ago?

I think it would have been better if Rice had just come out and blamed ISIS on an anti-Islam video — she would have had more credibility sticking to that lie than trying to make up new ones. ISIS must be laughing and thanking the moon god Allah for its luck in arising at such a time of American weakness and incompetence.

*Special Operations Forces Laser Markers

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akatom3565
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Unless she goes on Fox who is going to ask her a tough question of make her do anything other than give the usual BS statement or cheer lead what ever she says.

also
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Affirmative action breeds affirmative action. Lower standards, lower achievement. She’s no less qualified than her boss.

Jerald Preston
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She’s the smartest one in the room

Rand Swanson
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Is she alone in a room with a bowl of goldfish?

Joe Gutierrez
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Her minus zero capaicity to advise on security issues, puts us in a plus mode that will be attacked very soon. A traitor she may not be, but a puppet with no commons sense she is.

CheetoBuster
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The insanity of the Obama administration continues

Rushpaul Rush
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she ranks right up there with bagdad bob

hathraswallah
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Unfortunately she is our Baghdad Bob, and we have to put up with that.

Xerocky
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“where are the arms for the Kurds Ms. Rice?”

They’ll give arms to pretty much anybody BUT the Kurds. Why?

gjsmith_62
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Hmm, they don’t want the Islamists to lose?

Rand Swanson
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We all know why Hillary didn’t go on the Sunday morning talk shows, she knew Benghazi was a lie.

Pat Payne
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The army base in Junction City Kansas is deploying troops to Iraq. Now tell me there is not boots on the ground.

aemoreira81
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Embassy protection..and training of troops in Kurdistan.

Rick Williams
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Protecting an embassy? There’s a novel idea.

mrky
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When I hear people advocating the return of American troops to Iraq, all I can think about is the fact that 200,000 people have fled a town under siege by, in comparison, a mere handful of jihadist forces. 200,000 people armed only with butter knives and pointy sticks are enough to defeat that enemy, yet they cry and beg for us to send our family members over there to fight and die for their sorry asses. To hell with that. My message to the Iraqis, particularly those Iraqi soldiers who dropped their weapons and abandoned their posts, is fight or… Read more »
stevecrowell
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That goes along with my gut feeling.

Colleen McElyea Cavin
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Colleen McElyea Cavin

I don’t listen to Susan Rice. She speaks to the American public like we are idiots…I’m not an idiot.

CarolineJenkins
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She’s our Baghdad Bob, either delusional or an outright liar.

aemoreira81
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If it were just the Islamic State. the solution would be easy. But in the background, you have Vladimir Putin looming…and he wants to see the Islamic State gone as well as it means economic riches for Russia and increased natural gas prices for western Europe. That changes the ballgame completely, and as such, Russia and the Islamic State have to be played against each other, which will require tanking some battles on purpose for advantages elsewhere, with the goal being to topple Bashar Hafez al-Assad first before destroying the Islamic State (which will be useless to Saudi Arabia and… Read more »
Hotnike
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I can’t believe Susan Rice is our National Security Advisor. I goes to show the incompetence of this whole Obama administration.

VAHAWK
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Agreed. It’s ABSURD that she holds that position

Guest
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What do you expect from someone from the Obama cabinet. ..does it really surprise ypu?

Carolina Corpus
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What do you really expect from someone from the Obama cabinet, does it really surprise you?

Rick Williams
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Thank you for keeping us grounded in reality. No, no we don’t. At least we shouldn’t expect anything but lies that only the Obola lovers believe.

Michael
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That bitch should get a Military award for “DOUBLE TALK” and being OSLIMA’S monkey see monkey do girl!!!!! I wonder how long she stays on her knees when visiting OSLIMA?

VietVET
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she’s a dumb as the MOOCH!!!!!

VAHAWK
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Susan Rice = EVIL personified

Eliott
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As my black friend would call her, she is Obama’s house nig*er. Yousa boss, anything you say boss, I will go on television and lie boss.

Kevin Snyder
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I’m curious – how is it OK for you to repeat that, just because you heard it from a black friend? I don’t see that it changes the intended meaning and more importantly the effect of the word. Perhaps you could expand on your thought process?

Rick Williams
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What was the “effect of the word”? Because if it actually hurt Obama or Rice, I’ll throw a party right Flippin’ NOW!! Does the term “house Injun” carry the same meaning? I’m Blackfoot so I don’t think anyone can give me lip about saying house warhoop!! Quit being so damned sensitive. They’re words and the only “effect” they have is effect you allow. The have no power of themselves.

Kevin Snyder
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Offense? Where did I say that? No, I’m pretty damn sure I used “curious” to define my mental state. My point went over your head like a rocket – and I wasn’t talking to you, anyway.

Guest
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Actually, it’s a power play. If people can force you in one way or another by guilt or threats to speak the way they find acceptable then they have you in their control. The best thing to do when someone is throwing vulgar names at you is say “Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me”. The N word would have NO EFFECT on anyone if the receiver did not allow it, PERIOD! When the name callers see no reaction they don’t do it!

Mike
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RICE is a prime example of the dumbing down in America compliments of Obama.

desselle0010
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They already announced plans to send a Division HQ into the green zone. I guess she did not get the memo. Plus if you add the 5,000 “Advisers” and “Contractors” sooner or later you have “511s on the ground”

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Stacy Methvin
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Great article, thanks!

empty pockets
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The regime is entirely about “community organizing” which is pure, polarizing politics in all things. All the myrmidons, minions and acolytes will be doing their part of the Big Lie—this particular Big Lie as opposed to all the others. They don’t need briefings to follow Rules for Radicals. Barry dictates, and it becomes reality. Resident Barry has no interest in all this foreign involvement. He bowed, he apologized, he announced to the world he would be “leading from behind” which is “following”. Following who? Beats me…and him/them. Doesn’t matter. The fundamental transformation of America into a failed socialist state must… Read more »
SubSumeYou
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America is just about to collapse and the American people, where are they? Watching sports and talking about food.

SubSumeYou
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What’d you expect? Americans voted for the liberals. This is the sort of thing you’re guaranteed to get. Never learning. SMH

JenniferP
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It hasn’t come up the chain to the white house….Obama has been clear that he won’t do it…..gee I wonder why she doesn’t expect it to…..maybe another good commander fired if they try?

Helen
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Looking you straight in the eye and lying is the epitome of evil!