Brokaw: Obama ISIS Bombing Too Little, Too Late

Brokaw: Obama ISIS Bombing Too Little, Too Late

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Live,” long-time “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw criticized President Barack Obama’s ISIS strategy saying an air war campaign as the main role for U.S. troops will be a huge recruiting tool for ISIS who he said the president allowed to grow by striking “way too late.”

Brokaw said, “Bombing from 20,000 feet or 10,000 feet has an impact and it looks worse to us than people on the ground. That’s one issue we have to deal with. it’s not pinpoint killing, but massive destruction hoping that you will interdict the command and control apparatus.”

“They [ISIS] have had warning and have been able melt into the hills in some way and have this uncanny ability to reinvent themselves. Also. if we strike them so hard, that goes out into the wider Islamic community, inevitably, young men say I’m going to join the forces and it becomes a recruiting tool for ISIS, so it’s a tricky piece.” 

“What most people say is we got started way too late. We’ve know about ISIS moving out of Syria and into Iraq for sometime. The time to hit them was when they were on the move before they got themselves positioned in iraq and had taken over cities and created an infrastructure for the military.”

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