Congressman Sherman Reacts to President Obama's Plan to Confront ISIS
President Obama Lays Out His ISIS Strategy
The President lays out his strategy to take on ISIS. Will it work? We’ll look at the key factors in America’s new military commitment.
Talk about a speech that this president never wanted to give. That had to be it last night. The man who called the Iraq War “dumb,” who pushed relentlessly to get out, coming before the nation to announce US forces headed back in, for years. Not in a repeat of the Iraq War, President Obama insisted. Something different. But a strategy that puts America front and center again, in a vicious fight, in a political and religious tangle. Will it work to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State? This hour, On Point: President Obama’s new battle plan in Iraq and beyond.
- Tom Ashbrook
Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security correspondent for The New York Times. (@MarkMazzettiNYT)
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), Republican Representative of Georgia’s 9th District. Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on The Middle East and North Africa. (@RepDougCollins)
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), Democratic Representative of California’s 30th district. Senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade. (@BradSherman)