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Krauthammer’s Take: U.S. Needs to Coordinate Air Campaign with Our Allies on the Ground

On Monday’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer described exactly how President Obama should respond to the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

“It’s pretty obvious what the United States has to do about ISIS,” Krauthammer said. “They have to do a coordinated air campaign in conjunction with troops on the ground who are Kurds, Iraqis, and the Free Syrian Army. That is a very complicated operation. And you wonder, despite the fact that’s what we need to do to stop ISIS, whether an administration that can’t even get its story straight in one day can conduct an operation of that delicacy and complexity — military, diplomatic, and political. The president simply can’t decide, and it is really quite appalling that within one day they’re already retracting the statements that were made yesterday.” 

Krauthammer went on to say that he thought the Obama administration’s response to the Islamic State should make the American people think twice about whether or not they can entrust an indecisive president with such a project. He said he’s had a similar feeling about President Obama’s foreign-policy positions in the past, sensing that the president never had “his heart in it.” 

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