Obama Falsely Claims U.S. Is Stopping Spread of Islamic State During State of the Union

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While President Obama claims the state of the union to be strong, the state of his pants is undeniably on fire.

During his State of the Union address, Obama said he was stopping the the spread of the Islamic State with airstrikes.

"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership–including our military power–is stopping ISIL’s advance," Obama said. "Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group."

A recent Wall Street Journal report proves that statements to be false.

While hundreds of U.S. bombing runs and missile strikes have put Islamic State forces on the defensive in Iraq, they have not had the same kind of impact in Syria. Instead, Islamic State fighters have enlarged their hold on Syria since the U.S. started hitting the group’s Syrian strongholds in September, according to the new estimates by the Defense Department and independent analysts.

Noah Shachtman, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, agreed that President Obama's strategy has not done anything to stop the spread of ISIL, calling Obama's line "horseshit."

 

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