Quantcast

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."

Photo: Red State

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

A 96-year-old woman in West Manheim Township, Pennsylvania passed away for a stunning reason, and her caretaker is now being held liable for her...

Daniel remembers how happy he was when his favorite rock star Kid Rock surprised him. But this time, it was the superfan’s turn to return the...

If you're looking for Monica Lewinsky on Twitter, you should know she's changed her name. No longer is it just plain-old Monica Lewinsky. It's now...

One woman knew that it was too late to fix her own mistakes, so she decided to dedicate herself to making sure that it might not be too late for...

Once again, Donald Trump has stirred controversy through his rampant use of Twitter. President Trump continued his campaign against the ‘Fake News...

Latest News Stories

At a Live Oak, Florida City Council Meeting, a vote was made to add "In God We Trust" to the city's seal. Councilman John Yulee Sr. believes the...

Thea Wilson, a budding sales representative, was baffled when she woke up covered in severe bruises after a night out in her home town of...

While professional ball players making millions of dollars feel the world is too unjust, there's an entire high school football team in a small...

ISIS is trying to acquire nuclear weapons so it can launch a major assault on the United States, according to Newt Gingrich.

The Hill...

Taylor Gammel, 19, of Denver Colorado has a history of sleepwalking. At 6 a.m., Tuesday morning, her father Mark Techmeyer reported her missing...