Christiane Amanpour: U.S. Will Beat ISIS Before Brian Williams Returns to NBC

June 2nd, 2015 12:13 PM

During an appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Monday, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour joked “we defeat ISIS” when asked: “What happens first: we defeat ISIS or Brian Williams anchoring again?”

In response to a question of Wilmore, the longtime CNN reporter blasted the Obama administrations’s ISIS strategy and argued that “I don’t think there is enough committed to the fight against ISIS. ISIS has to be beaten. ISIS can be beaten. We can beat them without putting American boots on the ground.” 

Amanpour went one step further and explained how “as one counter-terrorism official said today, America is doing it half-assed and America can’t win half assed.” Given how poorly the U.S. strategy against ISIS is going, one shouldn't expect Brian Williams to return to the anchor's desk anytime in the near future.