Noah on Number of U.S. Trained Fighters Against ISIS: It’s Too Early To Lose Count at Five
NOAH: "But let's take a step back and look at how we got here. In the 15 month war-- in the 15 month war against ISIS, the U.S. has tried both air strikes and trained local anti-ISIS rebels. And both were successful at failing."
NEWS REPORTS [video]: "A classified intelligence assessment bleakly concludes ISIS is as strong as it was a year ago when air strikes began ... The Pentagon announced it will abandon its long-standing effort to arm and train so called moderate rebels to fight ISIS ... So far we have spent 42 million dollars on the program, and just four or five trained rebels still in the fight."
NOAH: "What do they mean four or five fighters? What is up with the last guy? That's a weird number, four or five, that is a little too early to lose count. For $42 million, could you have fired a fifth or sixth guy to count the other guys and make sure how many people you had!"