US Military Pilots Complain Obama’s Rules Make It Impossible To Take The Fight To ISIS

US Military Pilots Complain Obama’s Rules Make It Impossible To Take The Fight To ISIS

Anyone with half a brain knows that our military could wipe out ISIS in just days — the only problem is, our president won’t let them. His overly restrictive rules of engagement are frustrating military pilots deployed to Iraq, because thanks to Obama, they can’t actually fight ISIS.


American pilots fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are venting their frustration over the bureaucracy when engaging the enemy.

“There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage,” an F-15 pilot tells Fox News in a report published Thursday. “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating.”

The comment reflects a similar statement made by a pilot of an American A-10 attack plane after it was revealed that the ISIS headquarters had been located in Raqqa, Syria. It was not destroyed, however, because of a heavy civilian presence. “We have not taken the fight to these guys,” the pilot told the The New York Times in an email.

We haven’t targeted their centers of gravity in Raqqa. All the roads between Syria and Iraq are still intact with trucks flowing freely.

In an interview on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest reaffirmed the Obama administration’s rules of engagement. “There are military rules of engagement that our military leaders established for those airstrikes,” Earnest said. “We are very cautious about making sure there are no civilian casualties.”

It’s really nice that Obama wants to make sure there are no civilian casualties, but guess what? The terrorists know that we’re spineless when it comes to potential civilian deaths and exploit that at every opportunity. Time to get a new strategy — unless, of course, the goal is to intentionally allow ISIS to completely take over Iraq and the Middle East.

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