Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration when it comes to the war on terror, and, more specifically, the battle against ISIS. (See stories here, here and here.) She has spoken clearly and with conviction on the subject for months, consistently decrying the Obama team’s dithering on dealing with the gravest danger in the Middle East – radical Islam. Gabbard was at it again over the weekend, taking to CNN to argue that ISIS had indeed “gained momentum” in their fight against the US and our allies.
You know, clearly ISIS has gained momentum, in particular over the last week, as we have seen the ground that they have gained both in Iraq and Syria, and I would like to just break it down to what i see as the basic problem here, especially in Iraq where we are seeing the Sunnis continue to be persecuted by the central government in Baghdad
There is distrust for the central government, the Iranian influence, Shia militia has really created a situation where just as a matter of survival they have no place to turn to protect their families and communities, other than to ISIS, and you have this solution and you have the Kurds, the Peshmerga, and Sunni tribesmen who are literally begging — I met with a Sunni tribal leader in Washington, they are begging for arms, heavy ammunition, to fight against ISIS to protect families and tribal lands and territories, but still to this point the U.S. and Senate, Iraqi government is failing to provide that, and therefore ISIS continues to able to grow.
Despite Gabbard’s clear explanation of how the fight is going in the Middle East, there are still Democrats willing to carry President Obama’s water on the subject trying to mislead the American people. Listen as Democrat House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hems and haws as she tries to explain what is happening in the fight against ISIS… it’s truly pathetic.
FMR. REP. PATRICK MURPHY, MSNBC HOST: This past week, though, when it comes to isis, the mixed result — unfortunately, Ramadi was taken over by ISIS. The same time, the army’s delta force captured the money man for ISIS in Syria. so obviously mixed results. So you think the strategy’s working? What else needs to be done?
REP. NANCY PELOSI: It’s an enormous challenge. And we have to fight it on every front, including the front of social media. That’s a place where they have really made more advances than you would have suspected. And that is where we have to fight them, as well. This apprehension in Syria — well, killing of one and taking of his wife, as well as important intelligence information was a success. Again, we have to fight them on all fronts. Communication-wise as well as militarily.