Inhofe: Obama 'Not Telling the Truth' About ISIS

Inhofe: Obama 'Not Telling the Truth' About ISIS

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that President Obama is “flat not telling the truth” about the nation’s strategy to combat ISIS on CNN’s “The Lead” on Tuesday.

“The president is just flat not telling the truth. We already have boots on the ground there. He knows we’re going to have to have boots on the ground. Let’s just go ahead and face it and admit we’re in a war. You just don’t win a war unless you’re out there fighting. I did ask the question…’if we have guys doing air missions and they’re shot down, are we going to have troops down there to save these guys?’Aand he [Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey] said, ‘yes, we will.’ So, I think he made it very clear that the president is just making that statement [that there will not be boots on the ground] for political purposes,” Inhofe stated.

He added, “I have to say this, though. I think Secretary Hagel did a better job this time. He always does a better job when John Kerry’s not hanging around.”

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