While both of Florida’s U.S. Senators, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) (D), support President Obama’s latest plan to sent 275 troops to defend the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, there are still those members of Congress who are completely against any amount of troop deployment, even if it is to defend U.S. assets.
Rubio wants target the terrorist group ISIS with drones and other military goodies, while Nelson believes in just defending the embassy, as well as beefing up U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
“We’re sending an additional 275 troops to Baghdad to protect our embassy…”That’s a good thing.”-Senator Bill Nelson (D)
“And so this ISIL group is an extremely dangerous group,” Rubio added. “They have now established, or are on the verge of establishing, a safe haven in both areas that encompass both Syria and Iraq. And I think what we need to do is we should target – in any way possible, through the air and any other means available to us – the supply routes that are allowing them to carry out this advance. And those supply routes are coming out of eastern Syria and transversing into western and northwestern Iraq. And we should be targeting those supply routes to cut these guys off from making any further advances.”-
“It’s our blood, and it’s our money, so it should be our decision,” Grayson insisted on Monday.
So, does Grayson want to let the existing U.S. troops and the government personnel working at the U.S. embassy just fend for themselves, in the event the ISIS mounts and offensive against the compound?