[Ed. – Clearly the Obama administration doesn’t care about its obligations to the American people. But what about its obligations to the law of armed conflict? If I were a member of this administration, I’d hate to be on trial for war crimes and have the clips from the last couple of weeks played in court.]
Americans are asking one question: Are we at war with these people?
Up until now, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have said the answer is no. Today White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said while the United States isn’t at war with ISIS, the United States is at war with the terror army in the same way we’re at war with al Qaeda.
“In the same way the United States is at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world, the United States is at war with ISIL,” Earnest said. “But make no mistake, I’m not just talking about the United States, I’m talking about a broader coalition of international partners.”
“I’ll leave it to others to determine what the legal, academic definition of war may be,” Earnest said.