NBC Touts Obama Goal to Avoid ‘Small’ ‘Symbolic’ ISIS Coalition

‘They don’t want like some small coalition of two or three nations where it really is just the United States and a couple of symbolic countries’

Only 9 Nations Join U.S. Fight Against ISIS; NBC Touts Obama Goal to Avoid 'Small' 'Symbolic' Coalition (NewsBusters)

After attending the NATO summit in Wales, President Obama only managed to convince 9 of the 28 member nations to join the U.S.-led effort to combat the ISIS terror network in Iraq and Syria. Despite such a failure to gain support from America's allies, on Monday's NBC Today, new Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd emphasized how the President wanted "to make this coalition against ISIS...look like the coalition that George H.W. Bush, back in 1990 and '91...put together to go after Saddam Hussein." 

Todd never mentioned how far short Obama had fallen of that goal, but asserted: "They don't want like some small coalition of two or three nations where it really is just the United States and a couple of symbolic countries." 

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