Obama FAILS defending Ramadi ‘setback’: ‘Someone is delusional’

Barack Obama sounds more like Nero fiddling while Rome burns every day.

In an interview with The Atlantic magazine Obama said that America isn’t losing the war against ISIS and that the fall of Ramadi is merely a “setback.”

“No, I don’t think we’re losing,’ the president told the magazine in the Tuesday interview. ‘There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback. Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time.”

So why didn’t he do anything about it?

And why isn’t he doing anything now?

“If the Iraqis themselves are not willing or capable to arrive at the political accommodations necessary to govern, if they are not willing to fight for the security of their country, we cannot do that for them,” he told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.

Obama, still re-running the 2008 campaign apparently, said he learned from history about sending troops into Iraq.

“I’m very clear on the lessons of Iraq. I think it was a mistake for us to go in in the first place,” he said.

As is his usual schtick he took the opportunity to lay blame at the feet of the Bush administration.

“We can’t do it for them, and one of the central flaws I think of the decision back in 2003 was the sense that if we simply went in and deposed a dictator, or simply went in and cleared out the bad guys, that somehow peace and prosperity would automatically emerge, and that lesson we should have learned a long time ago,” the president said.

And as usual, the Twitterverse blasted Obama on his seeming obliviousness. “SOMEONE IS DELUSIONAL” sums it up pretty well.

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Carmine Sabia

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