If Obama hadn’t thrown every U.S. ally he’s worked with under the bus he might have a better chance at building an alliance.
Via Daily Caller:
White House spokesman Josh Earnest ducked and dodged today when he was pressed by reporters to detail which U.S. allies have promised to join the pending military campaign against ISIS’s forces in northern Iraq and Syria.
“There are no specific public commitments for me to make from here right now,” Earnest said.
However, “at some point we’ll be able to announce important commitments from our allies and regional governments,” he said.
But Earnest did admit that the U.S. is talking to the United States’ long-standing enemy, the Shia theocracy of Iran.
“There is a reason for us to have conversations with Iran on this topic, because we do have shared interest in degrading and destroying ISIL… [and] that shared interest has been discussed,” he said.
But, he added, the U.S. won’t be coordinating military operations or sharing intelligence with Iran.