A really interesting story surfaced this week --- and it probably won't come as a surprise.
U.S. pilots returning from deployments have confirmed the Obama administration blocks 75 percent of all ISIS airstrikes. That's right. Pilots returning from the battlefield say targets are often blocked by the administration for fear of collateral damage and civilian casualties.
Glenn pondered on air Monday, "Are we really, truly using all of our might to fight?" The answer is obvious.
Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, said Obama demanded Air Force officials vet targets based on a goal of zero civilian casualties.
“This has been an absurdity from the beginning,” Keane said. "The president personally made a statement that has driven air power from the inception. When we agreed we were going to do air power . . . he [Obama] said, ‘No, I do not want any civilian casualties.’ And the response was, ‘But there’s always some civilian casualties. We have the best capability in the world to protect from civilians casualties.’”
According to Keane, Obama’s reply was, “No, you don’t understand. I want no civilian casualties. Zero.” Keane went on to say that France and Russia execute their strategy not to have a zero-casualty count, but to win.
This tepid U.S. strategy driving the rules of engagement has delivered only a feeble blow to ISIS, allowing them to grow and prosper.
"We can't fight a war like that," said Glenn. "But we knew it . . . if we were really trying to degrade and destroy ISIS, we would have taken [them] out long ago."
The U.S. currently spends one trillion a year on the military and security --- without being in a global war.
"May I ask," said Glenn, "do you believe you are getting your money's worth for a trillion dollars? If this were your money, would you say, 'Job well done?'"
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Featured Image: Featured Image: US F15C Eagle jet fighter flies over air force base during the US Senators visit to the US Air Force, currently deployed on NATOs Baltic Air Policing mission near Siauliai Zuokniai, Lithunaia, on April 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)