Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes made the rounds on the Sunday morning gabfests yesterday. The burden of Rhodes’s comments as he made the rounds was to explicate Obama’s declaration on Thursday that ISIS had been “contained” just before ISIS demonstrated its reach with the massacres it committed in Paris on Friday. Rhodes danced as fast as he can to explain that Obama didn’t mean that ISIS was “contained.”
And those Syrian refugees Obama is admitting to the United States? Don’t worry, they are fully “vetted.” Who ya gonna believe, political hack Ben Rhodes or FBI Director James Comey?
No one questioned Rhodes more aggressively than Jake Tapper on CNN (video below, partial transcript here). This is worth your time (7 minutes).