White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria.
Earnest acknowledged that he responded quickly on Twitter to clarify Obama’s “no strategy” statement after the press conference, after it was clear that the media was using his comment as the focal point of their stories.
Later Earnest went on CNN to further clarify Obama’s comments.
Earnest said that Obama was merely pointing to his military strategy in Syria, not a strategy to defeat ISIS as a whole. He did confirm, however, that Obama was still developing a strategy.