VIDEO: CNN Reporter Turns On Obama After G20 Speech… Issues Stunning Statement
Following President Barack Obama’s recent remarks regarding the Islamic State group, delivered during a news conference after the G20 summit meeting, he received quite a bit of criticism from a rather unlikely source.
CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, generally supportive of the president and his agenda, was surprisingly harsh in her commentary after the news conference concluded.
“If anybody was expecting to hear in the passion and eloquence and speech patterns of President Obama a tipping point, they did not hear that today,” Amanpour declared.
She went on to note that Obama seemed “defensive” in his remarks and dismissive of those who speak about the need for strong American leadership.
However, Amanpour pointed out that by being so dismissive of those questioning his strategy against the Islamic State group, Obama is also being dismissive of the “very palpable fear among citizens” in France, the United States and the United Kingdom, who worry that the next major attack could target their own cities.
“He said something that is pretty incredible, according to many of the military experts here and around the world who I have spoken to — that our strategy is working,” she added.
Amanpour went on to note that the only part of the strategy that is working is that which includes ground troops, such as around the Iraqi cities of Sinjar, Kobane and Tikrit. It was an aspect of the strategy that Obama opposed and seems determined to minimize.
“He’s saying that ISIS is contained. This is also not actually true,” Amanpour said. “ISIS is not contained because ISIS attacked a Russian plane, attacked Beirut,” and now Paris.
As supportive as CNN’s Christiane Amanpour usually is of Obama and his policies, even she simply couldn’t stand by while he twisted the truth and tried to defend his obvious failure of a strategy to confront the Islamic State group.