July 28, 2014

Obama Failed to Stop ISIS When He Could

Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

The Associated Press

From Europe to the Middle East, we have seen how disaster follows U.S. retreat and disengagement from the world. But the one area where President Obama seemed to be leaning forward was drone strikes. He personally approved terrorist “kill lists” and has taken out many hundreds of terrorists with drones in Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.

So why, when Iraqi officials began pleading with him one year ago to strike Islamic State terrorists with drones, did Obama repeatedly refuse — standing by while terrorists overran the country?

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TAGGED: Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Drones, Iraq, ISIS, Barack Obama


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