Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said President Barack Obama’s comments last week that the United States doesn’t have a “strategy” to go after ISIS in Syria made military commanders “apoplectic.”
Engel said, “I spoke to military commanders, officials, they are apoplectic. They think this is a clear and present danger. They think something needs to be done. One official said it’s a freudian slip. It shows how the United States does not have a policy to deal with Syria, even when you have ISIS, which has effectively become a terrorist army, roughly 20,000 strong.”
“To a large degree the administration’s policy has been to ignore Syria, ignore it until the horrors there become too barbaric to stomach.” he added.
Engel concluded by saying, ‘The build-up of ISIS in Iraq and Syria was incredibly predictable.”
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