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WH Reporter on Tonight's Address: Why Watch Obama at All?

(by Keith Koffler, White House Dossier) -- Everyone knows President Obama’s speech Wednesday night will include few if any details about how we are going to go about defeating ISIS. Because President Obama has few if any details himself.

CBS reporter Major Garrett asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today why, then, anyone should tune in:

GARRETT: If I’ve listened to you correctly today, you said the president will tell the country that there’ll be no ground troops involved, there’ll be no tactical operational details, no timeline for victory, no cost associated with the pursuit of victory. Why should anyone watch?

Well, it’s a good question, but people should watch, if only because it is the job of the president of the United States to at least explain the danger America faces and why he is committing the U.S. military to action, however hesitantly he is doing it.

It would be nice if he could also explain how we are going to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, as he’s been saying, but that’s too much to expect of Obama. He has some kind of insufferably protracted three-year plan in his head, which is of course no plan at all, since in over the course of three years Martians could land and establish a separate Martian Caliphate in Manitoba.

Notice how Josh sounds a little freaked out by the question, knowing he’d better come up with a good answer quick about why the nation needs to watch Obama instead of Bachelorettes of Boston, or whatever.

Weird that I’ve known Josh for years and never realized he was a marionette. Notice the string that is pulling his left arm up and down as he talks. Probably controlled directly from the ceiling by ValJar.

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