February 20, 2015

Sen. John McCain joined MSNBC's Morning Joe early today and outlined his plan to attack ISIS in Iraq. He's been saying we need ground forces sent in and now he's finally come up his own mission.

I wonder if he believes he's really the president?

Scarborough: You're the commander and chief and your mission is destroying ISIS, what do you do?

McCain; Yu develop a strategy and elements of the strategy are American boots on the ground and not the 82nd Airborne, the president keeps setting up these straw man saying we want to send in masses of American troops, we don't, but we need ot have American..air controllers, special forces, many others. I'm talking about about ten thousand in Iraq. Then we need to say our objective is to eliminate Bashar Assad as well as ISIS in Syria and we recruit a other Arab nations with Americans but not too many to fight against ISIS and Bashar Assad in Syria and coordinate those movements with air power guided by air controllers.

Joe, you know as well as I do, air power alone does not win conflicts. they are a key element, but they don't win and that's why you're going to have to have these boots on the ground.

I wonder if he's received permission from Iraq to implement his plan. After those 10,000 troops fail to quickly destroy ISIS, I can only guess on how he'll approach a "new surge" of ground troops?

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