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Dem Rep Sherman: US Islamic State Bombing Campaign Is ‘Not a Serious Bombing Campaign’

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Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) argued that the US’ anti-ISIS bombing campaign is “not a serious bombing campaign” on Thursday’s “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network.

Sherman began by stating that the dust-up over the president dancing in Argentina was “a political food fight,” and defended the president saying ISIS isn’t an existential threat to the US.

When the discussion turned to the fight against ISIS in the Middle East, Sherman said, “[W]hat we ought to be doing is changing our reasons of engagement for dealing with ISIS, because while we say we’re arming the right rebels in Syria, we insist that they swear that they will not fight against Assad, and so, for that reason, we have only dozens of fighters on the frontlines that have been armed by the United States. We say we’re bombing ISIS, but only when we think that there’s a zero percent chance of a single civilian casualty. If you run a bombing campaign that way, it’s not a serious bombing campaign.”

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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