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December 22, 2015

Obama: Hey You Know The Threat of ISIS Is Really Overblown By Media Coverage and Silly People's Fears About Them "Coming to Get You"

James Foley begs to disagree.

Steven L. Miller comments on remarks Obama made in that NPR interview (naturally):

[Obama]: "Well, I think what's fair is that post-Paris you had a saturation of news about the horrible attack there. And ISIL combines viciousness with very savvy media operations. And as a consequence, if youíve been watching television for the last month, all you have been seeing, all you have been hearing about is these guys with masks or black flags who are potentially coming to get you."

Obama then went on to make a familiar claim: His biggest fault in the war against Islamic jihadists is that he simply hasn't done a good enough job of selling his strategy. "We havenít on a regular basis, I think, described all the work that we've been doing for more than a year now to defeat ISIL."

Right. All of his failures are ones of communication, specifically, his failure to "sell" all his success and miracles and wonders and technicolor dreamcoats.

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