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Krauthammer: White House ‘Is Sounding Like Baghdad Bob’ on ISIS

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Columnist Charles Krauthammer declared, “The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob during the invasion of Iraq” regarding the gains made by ISIS on Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

“The administration is sounding like Baghdad Bob during the invasion of Iraq. They’re losing. Everybody understands that. ISIS, it wasn’t only that it took over in Iraq, but it took over the town of — the city of Palmyra in Syria, which gives them control of half of Syria, and later in the day today, they took over a crucial crossing point between Syria and Iraq, essentially erasing the frontier and making it easier to resupply Ramadi. These are huge strategic gains. They are not tactical defeats. And what Obama says, ‘well, it’s because it wasn’t our — the guys who were trained by us who were in Ramadi,’ This is nuts. The idea is, if you’re going to have success, you have to have training and you have to have will. The idea that what the Iraqis are lacking training is ridiculous. We’ve been training them for 15 years. If the troops haven’t got their heart in the battle, it will not succeed. And that’s what happened in Mosul where they ran away, and that’s what happened in Ramadi where they ran away” he stated.

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