FORGET ISIS: Obama Really Wants to Fight With REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS
Obama never seems very committed to taking out ISIS but ask him about Republicans in congress and sparks fly.
How else could anyone interpret this?
— The Hill (@thehill) December 1, 2015
Here’s the story:
Obama goes on the offensive after taking heat for ISIS strategy
The White House on Monday sought to go on offense against Republicans over the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) after coming under sharp criticism for its initial response to the Paris terrorist attacks.
The Obama administration said it plans to tighten the rules for entering the United States without visas, heeding warnings that an ISIS fighter could use the program to slip into the country undetected.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest, meanwhile, challenged Congress to approve a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS, something lawmakers have for months declined to do.
“For more than a year, Congress has been AWOL on their responsibility to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force, which would demonstrate to our allies and to our enemies that the U.S. is united in its efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL,” Earnest told reporters, using an alternative acronym for the terror group.
“This effort is serious and should be the focus of serious debate,” he added.
Don’t you think America would be a safer place if our president hated ISIS as much as he hates Republicans?