President Obama on ISIS from Europe – tad bit inconsistent? from ‘destroy to manage?’ click

Obama

Notes sent from colleague:

“…..The bottom line is this: 06:35:21 Our objective is clear, and that is to degrade and destroy ISIL so it is no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to the United States. 06:35:31

Then later:

6:52:35 And to go back earlier to what I said to Ann, 6:52:41 (long pause) We know if we are joined by international community we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.6:53:09 And the question is going to be making sure we’ve got the right strategy but also making sure we’ve got the international will to do it….”

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