The threat of ISIS continues to grow. President Obama and the United States must decide how it plans to stop this dangerous group of Islamic extremists, especially before the threat has a chance to come home.
Over the weekend, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Mike Rogers told “Meet the Press” that ISIS is “one plane ticket away from U.S. shores” and that the threat is “very real.” Also, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul told ABC's “This Week” that ISIS presents “the greatest threat we've seen since 9/11.” This is in addition to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saying that ISIS “poses a whole new dynamic and new paradigm of threats to this country.”
ISIS has managed to captured a major Syrian airbase, the Tabqa air base, giving it more power within an entire Syrian province than ever before. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says that ISIS militants continue to commit crimes against humanity, including killing 670 prisoners in Mosul…continue reading
President Obama has finally returned from his two-week vacation at Martha's Vineyard. According to Mark Knoller, he spent the better part of those days:
- Playing nine rounds of golf;
- Going on two hiking trips;
- Visiting the beach twice;
- Attending a Democratic fundraiser, a birthday party, a jazz show;
- And going on a family bike ride.
The optics of president Obama's vacation were so bad that even Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote a scathing op-ed ...continue reading