Tags: ISIS | troops | arab | countries | shepard smith | josh earnest

Shepard Smith: Will Bet 'Every Penny' Arab Countries Won't Send Troops

By    |   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 08:14 PM

White House press secretary Josh Earnest made his first appearance on "Fox News"  Thursday, and faced harsh grilling from anchor Shepard Smith, who told Earnest it was a "fantasy" to expect an Arab coalition to fight the Islamic State (ISIS).

A skeptical Smith asked what would happen when American airstrikes hit major cities, killing civilians, and video of that is put on the Internet by the Islamic State.

Earnest assured Smith that there will be an international coalition, including Arab countries, so the Islamic State cannot paint the actions as American aggression.

Story continues below video.



Smith was unimpressed, saying, "Like Saudi Arabia's going to have boots over there? Or Jordan?"

Earnest said he would let any participating countries make their own announcements.

"There will be no commitment from those two," Smith shot back. "I will bet every penny I will ever make at this network."

"That's a substantial bet, Shep," Earnest replied.

"It is a substantial bet, and it's a good bet because it's not going to happen and the whole world knows it," Smith replied, adding that he asked the same questions when the George W. Bush administration was building a coalition to fight former Iraq President Saddam Hussein.

Smith said he could see no coalition from the Muslim world.

"No one from Saudi Arabia. No one from Jordan, who has its own problems. Turkey has its own problems," he said.

"We are not getting any help from any of those nations, and to suggest that these people, with great respect, from Syria, who are not organized — and the Pentagon says it'll take a year to train, and the Iraqi army, which has already folded and given away the weapons — are going to come together and fight ISIS for us and with us seems like, as the president once put it, something of a fantasy," Smith said.


Related Stories:



<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UN_KmnX3h_w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
White House press secretary Josh Earnest made his first appearance on "Fox News" Thursday, and faced harsh grilling from anchor Shepard Smith, who told Earnest it was a "fantasy" to expect an Arab coalition to fight the Islamic State (ISIS).
ISIS, troops, arab, countries, shepard smith, josh earnest
311
2014-14-18
Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 08:14 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved