On Tuesday’s broadcast of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) criticized President Barack Obama and his administration’s efforts in tackling the ISIS threat in the Middle East.
Brooks explained to host Lou Dobbs that the Obama administration has not articulated a clear message and pointed to contradicting rhetoric from the president and from Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“I’m troubled by what I’m hearing,” Brooks said. “I don’t see a clear message, on the one hand and I don’t see a president who is dedicated to the task … It’s somewhat of a half-hearted response, and if we learned nothing else from Vietnam, it’s this: You don’t engage in a war effort unless you’re ready to do what is necessary to win.”
“When you have the Secretary of Defense or one of our commanding generals say that they’re going to advise the president that if necessary we should use ground forces, and the president says ‘under no circumstances are we going to use ground forces,’ if that’s the president’s attitude then we should not engage because he’s not willing to do what is necessary to win,” he added.
(h/t Yellowhammer News)
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