Earnest’s insane take on Ramadi: ‘Are we going to light our hair on fire every time there’s a setback?’

Deny, deny, deny.

That’s seemingly the strategy White House spokesman Josh Earnest has adopted from the old Clinton White House, and he proved it Tuesday when he called the Obama administration’s strategy against fighting ISIS an “overall success.”

ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Earnest at the regular news briefing if he thinks the overall approach used against the Islamic State can be defined as a success.

“Overall, yes,” he said.

That response earned him glaring criticism, especially since Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, fell over the into the hands of the bloodthirsty militants over the weekend after a final push that began Friday.

But things got even stranger when Earnest, used a poorly timed phrase to explain the disaster in Ramadi.

“I guess the thing is, we have to sort of decide what our approach to these issues is going to be,” he said.

“Are we going to light our on fire every time that there is a setback?”

No one’s quite sure what Earnest’s peculiar statement was supposed to really mean.

If it was meant to throw critics off the scent of rancid foreign policy, it didn’t work. In fact, it had the opposite effect.

H/T: Twitchy.com

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