Marie Harf: Americans are too dumb to understand that we can’t kill every terrorist, and shouldn’t try
Absolutely. It takes on a variety of different ways that you can do that here. Part of it is military. Absolutely. We’re taking direct action against ISIL in Iraq. But look, if we look around the world and say longer term we cannot kill every terrorist around the world nor should we try, how do you get at the root causes of this? It might be too nuanced of an argument for some like I’ve seen some of the commentary out there in the last 24 hours but it’s the smart way that the Republicans, Democrats, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat it.