White House: Yes, We’re At War With ISIS


white-house-press-secretary-josh-earnestA day after Secretary of State John Kerry confused everyone by saying that the United States is not necessarily at war with ISIS (he said “we’re engaged in a major counterterrorism operation”), the White House clarified that, actually, we are at war.

“The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with Al Qaida and its Al Qaida affiliates all around the globe,” Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby backed up the sentiment, saying that while this is “not the Iraq war,” everyone should “make no mistake, we know we are at war with ISIL.”

Earnest did say, however, that the U.S.’s strategy against ISIS is “different than the strategies previously pursued in Iraq but is “consistent with the counterterrorism strategy we’ve pursued in cases all around the world.” Read more at The Hill.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. The US has been at war constantly since WWII. Sometimes it was a cold war, sometimes it was an “incursion”, sometimes it was a “military operation”. Since 9/11 (actually before, but not too many people knew it) the US has been engaged in the “war on terrorism”. FInally the “cyberwar” has been going on for over a decade, but not too many people know about it.

    The point is that the US, since WWII, has not been at War (with a capital W), as defined by the US Constitution. And that is what all the balagan is about: Kerry was using the constitutional definition when he said the US is not at War; the White House is using the practical definition when it states that the US is at war.

  2. But they still won’t call it the “axis of evil”. The President is a coward who is so scared to say anything negative about Muslims. How can he possibly “win” the war on terror?