The Obama White House is scrambling.
And it’s about to make a couple of bizarre, yet consequential, decisions.
One — Obama is considering sending more US troops to western Africa to fight Ebola.
While at the same time, he keeps ruling out sending troops to fight ISIS.
This should be too obvious to have to bother pointing out, but if Obama sends additional US troops to fight Ebola, he will have deployed more boots on the ground to fight a virus than he has deployed to fight an Islamist army that threatens to take Baghdad.
Obama has insisted that there is no military solution to ISIS.
But there is a military solution to Ebola…?
Only one of the two threats actually consists of an army on the ground that uses weapons to kill people. The other is a microscopic thing that replicates itself. The US military’s engineering, security and medical capabilities are considerable. But even they cannot shoot or bomb Ebola.
Two — the Obama CDC is looking into blaming Ebola nurse #2 for getting on that commercial airplane that the CDC allowed her to get on. Fox got wind of that blame game move today.
White House correspondent Ed Henry reports that the CDC now says that Amber Joy Vinson was “not entirely forthcoming” about the fever that she had before boarding that flight from Cleveland to Dallas.
It’s difficult to see how that could be the case. The CDC itself reported that her fever was 99.5 and that it therefore did not meet the CDC threshold of 100.4. The CDC knew that Vinson had been exposed to Ebola. What could she have withheld when she called the agency, more than once, to see if she would be allowed to fly?
Watch the segment.