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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Obama rejects France’s call to ramp up war against ISIS

French President François Hollande on Mondaycalled for the United States and Russia to join his country in an all-out war against ISIS — but PresidentObama expressed a much less aggressive stance, and said putting more US troops on the ground “would be a mistake.”

In a role reversal from the 2003 US war against Iraq, which France opposed, Hollande told French lawmakers he is committed to “destroying” ISIS, “a result that has been too long in coming.”

Speaking at a rare joint session of Parliament at the Palace of Versailles, Hollande said he wanted to create “a union of all who can fight this terrorist army in a single coalition.”

“I will call both Obama and [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to unite our efforts and seek a solution,” Hollande said.

Obama, however, flatly rejected Hollande’s plea to ramp up the US military effort, instead defending his own strategy of targeted airstrikes and aiding anti-ISIS fighters.



Anonymous said...

Let him. By making this decision he will effectively make the democratic party irrelevant for a very long time.

Anonymous said...

he says that now... but we all know he will leave a war as a part of the mess he has constructed... I just hope it is not in the streets of our towns

Anonymous said...

A prolonged action will put more money in the coffers of the war machine.

Anonymous said...

Obama is too busy playing golf and drinking colt 45 to be bothered with this sort of thing

Anonymous said...

Yes Sir, a real world leader.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget traveling sorry but obo u suck

Anonymous said...

Obama can't stand killing his fellow Muslims, he won't escalate the bombings even. Russia has killed three times as many ISIS assholes.