Texas Governor Rick Perry called for a stronger American response to the threat of Islamic State terrorists, just a day after President Obama addressed the topic.
Perry criticized President Obama for allowing ISIS to enjoy a “triumphant summer,” sweeping across Iraq with a “terrorist blitzkrieg.”
Perry called for decisive action from the United States, calling for politicians of both parties to unite against ISIS with a spirit of bipartisanship.
Perry criticized Obama for only authorizing limited air strikes for the sake of containing the threat posed by ISIS.
Perry noted that the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were a “fierce and ready force” on the ground who were in the best position to tackle ISIS terrorists, and he called for the United States to deliver the heavy weaponry necessary to defeat them.
When asked about whether he would recommend American ground troops to address the crisis in Iraq, Perry said that American leaders should keep their options open.