Obama fumbles 'JV team' question

September 9, 2014 6:14 PM

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Obama fumbles 'JV team' question

President Obama enjoys his sports analogies, so let's just say that he fumbled when he was asked whether he made a "misjudgment" eight months ago in dismissing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as the equivalent of "a jayvee team."

Obama said he "wasn't specifically referring" to ISIL when he made the junior varsity reference during an interview with The New Yorker in January. But the magazine article and a transcript of the interview — which Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler obtained and wrote about earlier this mont...

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