Christiane Amanpour, who hosts Amanpour on CNN International and serves as the network’s chief international correspondent, appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
Wilmore posed the following question: “What happens first: we defeat ISIS, or Brian Williams anchoring again?”
After laughing, Amanpour replied: “Oh my goodness. We defeat ISIS.”
“Are we taking ISIS seriously enough?” he asked her later on.
Amanpour said, “I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s enough committed to the fight against ISIS, ISIS has to be beaten, ISIS can be beaten without putting American boots on the ground, as one counter terrorism official said today, ‘America’s doing it half-assed, and can’t win half-assed,’ but one thing about the comedic act, actually, comedians in the Arab world are mocking ISIS and taking them down online, in that capacity.”