NYT Kristof Turns on Obama: No Strategy in Syria Caused ISIS Strength

NYT Kristof Turns on Obama: No Strategy in Syria Caused ISIS Strength

Tuesday on CNN’s “Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer,” Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times and “fan” of President Barack Obama, admitted ISIS has grown into the predominate threat to the homeland because Obama has not “had much of a strategy, and Assad did have a strategy.”

Kristof said, “Speaking as a fan of President Obama’s policy, I do think that this is not one of his stronger areas. There has been something of a vacuum that we haven’t had much of a strategy, and assad did have a strategy. He went after weaker commanders in Syria that helped ISIS grow.”

“ISIS was very smart and shrewd about making money, governing territory, using that to pay for fighters and then indeed going across into Iraq taking advantage of al-Maliki’s extraordinarily poor governance. And the upshot is that today ISIS controls an area across a few countries that is roughly the size of Great Britain,” he said.

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