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Top Democrat Demands ISIS Strategy from Obama, Kerry

Top Democrat Demands ISIS Strategy from Obama, Kerry

From David Martosko at The Daily Mail:

A key Democratic lawmaker threatened congressional hearings on Tuesday over the Obama administration’s lack of action to confront ISIS, the Islamist terror group responsible for beheading two American journalists and distributing the gory videos.

New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s ranking Democrat, said during a conference call with reporters that he and Republican committee chair Rep. Ed Royce plan to call hearings this month to oversee the president’s airstrike campaign against the Islamist group in Iraq and bring some focus to the White House’s strategic thinking.

‘The threat of ISIS is just something that I believe very strongly that we cannot take lightly,’ Engel said of the terrorist self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

‘We cannot dither, we cannot just twiddle our thumbs, or wait and see,’ he insisted. ‘We have to act and we have to act soon. The more countries that we can get in this crusade to destroy terrorism … the better it will be.’

Vice President Joe Biden followed on Wednesday with war drums in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, saying the U.S. would follow ISIS ‘to the gates of hell.’

Read the rest of the story at The Daily Mail.


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