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Rick Perry Criticizes the Obama Administration Over the Rise of ISIS

Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, GOP presidential hopeful and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that the Obama administration is "not capable" of defeating ISIS because Obama’s track record has been to “take a step back” in battling the group.

He also said “The lid can be put back on. The lid should never have been taken off." Perry cited Obama's reluctance, years ago, to provide weapons to Syrian rebels to fight ISIS while the organization was still largely based on just that country and to provide similar lethal aid to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq. The administration has come under bipartisan criticism from officials who argue that the president does not have a strategy. Perry said that ISIS could be defeated by a "coalition effort," that includes putting U.S. boots on the ground and that solution would "bring peace."

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