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Obama Administration Watched as Terror Grew

Jul. 25, 2014

Only now, with the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant’s actions splashed across the headlines – establishing a “caliphate” and targeting Iraq’s native Christian population – does the Obama administration respond. Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a security briefing America’s military is “preparing a strategy … [to] initially contain, eventually disrupt and finally defeat ISIL over time,” a strategy that involves international diplomacy (and maybe some air strikes if things get bad). Yet the administration knew for months about the ISIL threat. Since November, the White House has been warned of the threat through intelligence reports and hearings – yet it did nothing. When ISIL goons turn from fighting the armies of Iraq and Syria and attempt to attack the United States, it will be, in part, on this administration’s waffling “watch.”

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