Obama Forms Coalition of Arab States to Take Action Against ISIS, Right Wing (And Greenwald) Confused, Angry
It’s bizarre to watch the right wing news sites trying to settle on a way to spin President Obama’s action against ISIS inside Syria; they alternate from hand-wringing fear that Obama isn’t doin’ it right, to attacking Obama for doin’ it at all, to completely ignoring the fact that Obama put together a historic coalition of Sunni Arab Muslim states as partners.
They love the bombing part, but it’s Obama doing it. Cognitive whiplash!
But it sure looks like Obama did have a strategy to deal with ISIS after all.
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday hailed the American-led coalition that conducted airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria on Monday night, declaring, “We’re going to do what is necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group.”
Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House just before leaving for New York City to attend the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Obama emphasized that the extensive operation had included Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain.
“America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security,” Mr. Obama said. “The strength of this coalition makes clear to the world that this is not just America’s fight alone.”
But look who’s on the exact same page as the far right on this one, ignoring the coalition of Muslim partners and attacking Obama for “bombing a predominantly Muslim country:”
Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate https://t.co/l5GKd6XPJG
An inspiring group RT @NBCNews U.S. partners in anti-ISIS airstrikes include Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE
Does Greenwald prefer Syria to this “inspiring group?”