Goldberg: Obama Will Do 'Just Enough to Make ISIS Headlines Go Away'
The Beltway is buzzing about what President Obama will announce in a primetime address Wednesday that will deal with combating ISIS.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that the White House was preparing a plan that some Pentagon officials believe will require at least three years of sustained effort.
Jonah Goldberg argued on Happening Now that President Obama's strategy on foreign policy and the war on terror is to do "just enough" to get it out of the headlines and to "put out annoying political fires."
"[His approach] is to always use words whenever words are possible and when the words don't do the job or the words get him into more trouble to take actions that do just enough to take this headache off of his plate," said Goldberg.
He added that Obama announced a troop surge in the Afghanistan war and then for years never said anything more about the war.
Joe Trippi countered that Obama's strategy of using airstrikes to support Iraqis has worked and that the president is on the right track by calling on other countries in the Middle East to put troops on the ground.
Goldberg pushed back that President Obama has never had a strategy, even admitting it a few weeks ago at a news conference.