Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama’s admission that “we don’t have a strategy” to deal with ISIS may not be such a bad thing.
In a column for CNN.com Thursday, the CNN host and former House speaker writes that the president’s “recent epiphany” actually marks an “improvement” in Obama’s “disastrous foreign policy.”
“We’re better off with a president who doesn’t have a good strategy and knows he doesn’t than with a president who has a bad strategy but thinks he has a good one,” Gingrich writes. “For most of his administration, the president was firmly in the latter category…”
“If there is a silver lining in President Obama’s disastrous foreign policy, it has been in awakening Americans and perhaps even the president himself to the need for a profound rethinking of our approach to radical Islamism,” he adds.
Obama’s surprising admission – which he later amended to say he was referring to ISIS in Syria, not policy as a whole – was criticized even by allies, including former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” it was a “winceable moment.”
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