Former Marine Corps head: ‘Not a snowball’s chance In hell’ Obama’s plan succeeds

Former Marine Corps head: ‘Not a snowball’s chance In hell’ Obama’s plan succeeds

A former Marine Corps Commandant told an audience that President Obama’s strategy to defeat Islamic State militants doesn’t have a “snowball’s chance in hell” of succeeding.

Speaking at a conference in Washington, General James Conway, who served as the 34th Commandant of the Marine Crops at the end of the Bush administration and beginning of the Obama administration, said that he was skeptical that the U.S. had reliable ground forces in Iraq, the Daily Caller reported Friday.

In June, Gen. Conway blasted the White House over the controversial prisoner swap of five terrorism suspects for alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

This week Congress approved a bill to allow the President to send arms to moderate Syrian rebels to combat the terrorist group, but several lawmakers opposed the idea, saying the U.S. could not rely on rebels that fought for Bashar al-Assad.

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