Marie Harf on critics of her Islamic State remarks: ‘They were crazy’

Marie Harf on critics of her Islamic State remarks: ‘They were crazy’

Deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf complained recently about the “crazy” responses she received after she said that one way to fight ISIS is to ensure job opportunities for would-be terrorists.

During a Q&A period at an HBCU foreign policy conference Harf was asked what she considers her biggest professional gaffe or mistake.

“I did a cable interview on ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ a few weeks ago where I said something that, to me, was totally uncontroversial,” Harf began.

She was referencing a Feb. 16 show in which she said of the bloodthirsty ISIS: “We cannot win this war by killing them. We need…to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…”

 

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