Hillary Clinton: U.S. Ground Troops Against Islamic State ‘Off the Table’

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton revealed to Islamic State terrorists that she would not send American ground troops to fight them, if she was elected president.

Clinton criticized Trump for floating the possibility of sending American ground troops to fight ISIS.

“Well, that is off the table, as far as I am concerned,” she said.

Clinton rallied with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, mocking Trump for saying that his plan to defeat ISIS was “secret” and saying that he knew more about ISIS than some of the generals in the United States military.

“No, Donald, you don’t,” she said.

Clinton failed to mention that there are already American troops on the ground fighting ISIS.

Officially there are about 3,825 American troops in Iraq and 300 in Syria, according to President Obama’s June War Powers Resolution. The Pentagon has repeatedly refused to reveal the full numbers of troops and members of military special forces that are on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

“There’s been a decision made not to release that number … I don’t have a reason not releasing this number other than it’s the orders that I’m under,” Captain Jeff Davis, the director of the Defense Press Office said in March.

Clinton vowed to continue Obama’s strategy against ISIS but admitted that the battle to destroy them would not be swift.

“It won’t be easy or quick but make no mistake, we will prevail,” she said. “There is no doubt in my mind.”