The recent gains by ISIS in Syria and Iraq have resulted in a firestorm of criticism of President Obama’s strategy to push back ISIS. Some analysts have gone so far as to term it a “failed strategy” and have even advocated the return of U.S. ground forces to Iraq. Reacting to this criticism, White Press Secretary Josh Earnest has repeatedly stressed that the U.S. isn’t responsible for Iraq’s security, but has acknowledged that the President hasn’t completely taken this option off the table.
Obama’s faltering response
Obama’s cautious response has ensured that he has avoided the pitfalls of his predecessor, but his response equally has its own flawsAndrew Bowen