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Obama insists on defending its strategy against the IS

Barack Obama en compagnie de Susan Rice à Antalya en Turquie, dimanche.
Barack Obama in the company of Susan Rice to Antalya in Turkey on Sunday Photo credit:. JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS

Rejecting accusations of weakness which it is subject, Obama defended his strategy against the Islamic state (EI), saying it was its first fruits.

Correspondent in Washington

For now, President Obama insists. No way to change strategy in Syria, because it is the only viable, if we do not want to be entangled in a new invasion posture, he hammered since the G20, in Antalya, Turkey. Rejecting accusations of weakness which it is subject, a frustrated Obama defended his snacking strategy of the Islamic State, saying it was its first fruits. “Typically, the things (those who criticize my politics, Ed) to suggest we already do,” he said, explaining that the only exception was sending a substantial contingent of ground troops .

Thereupon, it is uncompromising: “This is not just my opinion, but that of my military and civilian advisers, it would be a mistake, not because our military would not be able to Raqqa or walk on Ramadi and temporarily clean the IR but because …

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