Video: WH doubles down on claim al Qaeda has been decimated

Video: WH doubles down on claim al Qaeda has been decimated

You’ve probably seen the signs that read “Rule 1: The boss is always right. Rule 2: If the boss is ever wrong, see Rule 1.” Somehow, listening to various spokesmen for the Obama administration, you get the sense that copies of that sign have been posted all over the White House.

Watch as current Propoganda Minister, the amusingly named Josh Earnest, answers a question posed by ABC News White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl over the administration’s claim that core al Qaeda had been decimated. Karl asks whether the White House wants to revise that claim in light of all that has transpired since Obama himself first proclaimed victory and the end of the war on terror.

Earnest’s answer — that the group was so battered by administration attacks that it was forced to relocate — is self-contradictory. If the group was forced to pull up stakes and move, that implies it still exists.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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