Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obama Says Fight Against Islamic State is Not World War Three

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton

President Barack Obama accused critics on Tuesday of playing into the hands of Islamic State by comparing the fight against the militant group to World War Three, in an address aimed at laying out an optimistic vision of America's future. "Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence," Obama said, according to prepared remarks. "That’s the story ISIL wants to tell; that’s the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. [link]