CNN’s senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta pressed President Barack Obama today at the G20 in Turkey about ISIS.
Acosta said, “This is an organization that you once described as a JV team, that evolved into a force that is now occupying territory in Iraq and Syria and is now able to use that safe haven to launch attacks in other parts of the world.
“How is that not underestimating their capabilities? And how is that contained, quite frankly? And I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United States has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly every other country in the world when it comes to taking on ISIS.”
And then, he got to the point: “I guess the question is, and if you’ll forgive the language, is why can’t we take out these bastards?”
There was a mixed reaction on Twitter. Some praised Acosta’s bluntness, whereas others criticized his language.