Chuck Todd: Obama 'Reluctant' on ISIS

Chuck Todd: Obama 'Reluctant' on ISIS

NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd said that President Obama is “reluctant” to take aggressive action against ISIS on Friday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”


After Hewitt asked “I get the sense, and I want to know if you agree with this, Chuck Todd, that former President Bush, General Mattis, who was the Marine Corps’ warfighter, David Petraeus, the Army’s warfighter, they’re all trying to nudge the President to take out [ISIS] before it nests,” Todd responded “I think the President’s there. I think he’s reluctant about it. I think, I don’t know this, you can’t crawl inside somebody’s head. I think the legacy thing got to him a little bit, sitting there going I got elected to get us out of these wars, and now here I am, and this isn’t going to end, and I’m going to hand my successor.”


Todd added that he thought the president’s approach to ISIS “is going to be hard to implement, because his approach essentially is to try to do the maximum against ISIS with the minimum amount of American military power…I just don’t know if that’s possible. I think what he’s trying to do, I think Syria’s a Pandora’s box. I think the Iraq part of this is the easy part.”

 Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett