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Pretty scary the WH doesn't even know if they're winning the war against ISIS or not.

Not good, folks, not good at all. Good news is we don't have long before the Incompetence Years are over and done with on Pennsylvania Ave.

Josh Earnest Won?t Say ?Winning? in Describing U.S. Military Effort Against the Islamic State | TheBlaze.com

White House press secretary Josh Earnest declined to say multiple times Friday whether the United States is winning against the Islamic State in a military effort that’s been going on for over a year.

He would only say the United States is making progress.

“There is no denying we’ve made a lot of important progress against ISIL over the last year or so,” Earnest told reporters.

He rattled off several statistics, noting that the Islamic State has the “freedom to operate” in 30 percent less of the territory it took over last year.

Asked later if that meant the Sunni militant group was still operating in 70 percent of the territory it controlled a year ago, Earnest joked, “I’m not a mathematician, but that sounds correct.”

He said he did not know precisely how much new territory the Islamic State has conquered.

“The president has said several times now there will be periods of progress and periods of setback. That’s part of any military operation like this,” Earnest said.

Earnest also said that key leaders of the Islamic State have been killed, while all but 60 miles of the 600-mile Syria-Turkey border has been sealed off.

Another reporter later pointed out that the U.S. government used statistics during the Vietnam War to give the image of progress.

“There is no denying we’ve made important progress,” Earnest responded. “The statistics that I’ve laid out before substantiate the important progress. At the same time we’ve sustained setbacks, consistent with the president’s admonition at the very beginning of this that there would be periods of progress and periods of setback. We’ve sure sustained both. What has not changed however is the president’s determination to continue to work and lead this coalition to carry out a strategy that would degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL.”

“So, we are making progress, but you don’t feel comfortable saying we’re winning?” Fox News reporter James Rosen followed.

Earnest responded, “Well, that’s an assessment the Department of Defense can share with you. There is an understandable tendency to want to do a little play-by-play of the military conflict. I think what is clear is that important progress has been made. There is a tremendous amount of work that remains to be done.
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Harry, Are you suggesting Josh Earnest no longer wants to be caught in a lie?
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Oh great. Another one of those "He won't use the right word" whines from the right to build an outrage on. You should stop being outraged by "The Blaze" all the time Hairy. Read real news. You'll feel better than absorbing RW nonsense and faux outrages.
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Harry, Are you suggesting Josh Earnest no longer wants to be caught in a lie?
He'd have to stop talking altogether for that to happen.

It is scary that this admin is so incompetent that they don't even know if we're winning against ISIS. What kind of monkeys do they have runnin' around that joint? Something wrong when JE can't answer simple Q's. He's either dumber than a rake or just another partisan mouthpiece. Or maybe both.
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He'd have to stop talking altogether for that to happen.

It is scary that this admin is so incompetent that they don't even know if we're winning against ISIS. What kind of monkeys do they have runnin' around that joint? Something wrong when JE can't answer simple Q's. He's either dumber than a rake or just another partisan mouthpiece. Or maybe both.
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It is scary that this admin is so incompetent that they don't even know if we're winning against ISIS. What kind of monkeys do they have runnin' around that joint? Something wrong when JE can't answer simple Q's.
Would you rather have them blow smoke up our ass like the previous administration did in Iraq.....??

"Hard to tell" is more truthful and probably more honest....
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"Hard to tell" is more truthful and probably more honest....
"We're making no progress at all because we're not trying nearly as hard as we could" would probably be the most honest response.
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I do agree with this. I believe if some organized movement, country or group commits some act so grievous and such a threat to the US we are forced to respond militarily with some level of deadly force, we should pull out the stops and balls to the wall eliminate the threat. The next threat will think twice. The reason we don't do this is because it would not take near as much ammo as these years long wars we are in now, and we gotta fun the war machine.
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"We're making no progress at all because we're not trying nearly as hard as we could" would probably be the most honest response.
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I do agree with this. I believe if some organized movement, country or group commits some act so grievous and such a threat to the US we are forced to respond militarily with some level of deadly force, we should pull out the stops and balls to the wall eliminate the threat. The next threat will think twice. The reason we don't do this is because it would not take near as much ammo as these years long wars we are in now, and we gotta fun the war machine.
I was with you 100% until the last stupid sentence.
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OK, you tell me why we drag little skirmishes out for decades. No, don't, then you might have to think about why the Repubs just want to dump more and more money into a war machine that is untouchable, by a long shot. No, don't think about that.
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