The Corner

Hume: ISIS Bombing Campaign ‘Inspired by Politics and a Nearing Election’

Expect the American campaign against the Islamic State to taper off following November’s midterm elections, says Brit Hume. “I think it’s beginning to look more and more as if our effort against ISIS is every bit as much inspired by politics and a nearing election as was the previous effort in Iraq,” said Hume on Fox News Sunday.

“The bombing campaign appears to be anything but really intense. . . . It looks like a quite mild bombing campaign undertaken for the purpose of appearing to do something toward the goal, the president says, of ultimately taking down ISIS.”

“My sense,” said Hume, “is after he gets past this election, his effort to take down ISIS — I don’t think it’s something he deeply believes in, I don’t think he could possibly believe in the approach he’s taken — will subside.”

Ian Tuttle — Ian Tuttle is the former Thomas L. Rhodes Journalism Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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