Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) welcomed a fellow speaker to the U.S. Capitol today—Speaker al-Jabouri of Iraq. The two speakers discussed efforts to support a unified Iraq and the need for a comprehensive strategy to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.
In the span of 15 minutes at the Pentagon on Monday, President Obama effectively informed the American people half a dozen times that he is simply not interested in doing anything to change the current trajectory of the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL).
You know what they say...the first step is admitting you actually have a problem, and to his credit, President Obama reiterated his August confession when he traveled to Germany yesterday and said, more than ten months later, that he still doesn't have a strategy.
Boehner outlined specific actions President Obama must take to defeat the terrorist threat facing the U.S. and our allies, including withdrawing his authorization for the use of military force (AUMF)...and replacing it with a new AUMF that represents a real strategy...