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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip + strong words for Obama

(P)resident Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he went in the first place.

Rep Peter King (R-NY) had strong words for president Obama after his tepid remarks regarding the execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of ISpIS terrorists. In an interview with The Hill, King said, "The president has to announce that this is a basically almost a declaration of war on the United States.  We don't have the luxury of just saying, 'The war is over. The war's not going on’ There is a war. It's a threat to the U.S., and we have to fight back.”

King did not reserve his criticism for the President alone. He also pointed his remarks at some of his own congressional colleagues.

"This should be a dramatic wake-up call, especially for members of Congress who don't realize how dangerous ISIS is, how evil they are," he said. "This should show us just how vicious and evil ISIS is. They are a threat to the homeland of the United States, a threat to American interests around the world, and American security around the world."

More from King's telephone interview with The Hill:

On Obama's strategy in Iraq:

"It's not enough just to attack a mountain or retake a dam. We have to do massive air attacks, we have to train and arm the Kurds, we have get the Iraqi army to be engaged as quickly as possible.

On Obama ruling out "boots on the ground" in Iraq:
"If that involves ... advisers to embed with the Iraqis, we should do it. If we have to use special forces to gather intelligence, to provide direction to the air power, if we have to use special forces to carry out special missions, we have to do it. The president should not have this iron-clad statement: 'We're not going to have combat troops [on the ground].' I don't even know how he defines that. We have nearly 1,000 troops over there now.”

On expanding US efforts in Syria:
"As far as ISIS is concerned, there is no boundary between Iraq and Syria... We [should] take out their leadership wherever they are."