Jacob Sullum Lists 6 Ways Obama Contradicts Himself in Waging War on ISIS


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A year ago, before public and congressional opposition changed his mind, President Obama planned to attack the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a brutal dictator whom he said had to go. This week Obama switched sides in Syria's civil war by attacking the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Assad's most formidable enemy among the rebels fighting to overthrow his regime.

Confused? So is Obama, says Jacob Sullum, who lists six ways the president contradicts himself in explaining his war against ISIS.