Every time the administration tries to spin the war against Islamic State in Iraq as going well, IS fighters make them out to be liars.
Last week, the administration trotted a Pentagon spokesman out to tell the press that US coalition efforts have pushed Islamic State out of 30% of the territory they captured last year.
No problem, says IS. We’ll just take Ramadi and make you look like fools.
Ramadi, the city in Anbar province that has earned a place in the Marine Corps history as a bloody victory in 2005, is under a dire threat from Islamic State forces who are attacking the outskirts and threatening to overturn the US plans in Iraq.