"I don't think they're gaining strength. What is true, from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them."Now, less than 4 weeks later, on December 10th, the New York Times has reported the following:
"As American intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East."Once again, Obama is wrong about ISIS. As wrong as when he called them a JayVee team for which Politifact gave him a completely "false" score. As I have often said before in this blog. It's simple. When Obama says something, the opposite is the truth.
Obama on ISIS: "We Have Contained Them": http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/11/13/obama_on_isis_we_have_contained_them.html
As It Fights ISIS, Pentagon Seeks String of Bases Overseas: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/politics/pentagon-seeks-string-of-overseas-bases-to-contain-isis.html
Politifact: What Obama said about Islamic State as a 'JV' team: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/07/barack-obama/what-obama-said-about-islamic-state-jv-team/