Rep. Peter King: Send In Ground Troops
[su_right_ad]Add Peter King to the list of right-wing war hawks.
“I don’t see how ultimately we can avoid putting combat troops on the ground in some capacity,” King said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.” “I don’t why the president says up front we will not put boots on the ground. Why take that off the table? Never let the enemy know what we’re not going to do.”…
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who serves on the Intelligence Committee with King, said the president was right to stand up to his military advisers. He’s rolled out legislation last week that would force Congress to vote on whether to authorize Obama to use military force in the fight against ISIS; it would also sunset the military authorization passed by lawmakers immediately after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
“I want a president who is not going to accept everything the military says uncritically,” Schiff said on the same program. “We have tried massive occupations in Iraq earlier and in Afghanistan, we’re in Afghanistan now 13 years later. We still haven’t solved the problem in Afghanistan. Do we really want to be in a position where 13 years from now we are massively occupying Syria and Iraq? I don’t think that’s what we want.”[su_csky_ad]