Ron Johnson isn't satisfied with the standard Republican talking point of refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks. Oh no, he wants to invade Syria and invade Iraq for the third time:
Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Monday the United States should invade territory held by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Johnson said the Obama administration’s approach — attempting to contain the threat using airstrikes without ground troops — is naive given the threat ISIS poses to the rest of the world, including the United States.
“It’s high time that we make a commitment in the world that Islamic terrorists have got to be wiped off the face of the planet,” the Oshkosh Republican said in a telephone interview. “Because if we don’t, every day that ISIS survives, every day that they are not overtly losing, they are perceived as winners and perceived as winning and they’ll continue to inspire adherents to this barbarity.”
Johnson wants the United States to assemble a coalition, much like the one former president George H.W. Bush put together for the Gulf War in 1990 to push Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
“It’s not a perfect solution, but you have to start at the head: We’ve got to destroy the caliphate, which means we’ve got to take back the territory, because a caliphate does not exist without the territory,” he said.
There is no word when RoJo is planning on enlisting in the army to lead his invasion.
But rest assured, RoJo's intentions are pure. He wants to rescue all that oil, er, our freedom from the hands of terrorists. Nope, it has nothing at all to do with all of that BP stock he owns, because 'Murica!
It also has nothing to do with him pandering to the paranoia, the bigotry and the xenophobia of his base. After all, it's not like he is losing badly to Russ Feingold or anything.
Meanwhile, twenty years after the Oklahoma bombing, we are still waiting for RoJoWho, the chairman of the homeland security committee, to do something about the greatest terrorism threat facing America - extremist right wingers.
I would advise the gentle reader not to hold their breath for that to happen.