CEO of CVA Responds to President Obama’s Press Conference Discussing ISIS
Arlington, Va. – During a White House press conference today, President Obama was quoted as saying, “We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than where we currently are. I think that’s not just our assessment but the assessment of the military as well. We need to make sure we have clear plans, that we’re developing them.”
In response, Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, issued the following statement:
“The president has called ISIS a cancer. I agree, Mr. President. ISIS is a cancer, but, to use your analogy, it is a cancer that we had in remission until you failed to do two key things: back up your ‘red line’ in Syria, and secure a bilateral agreement in Iraq to leave residual military and diplomatic elements behind to ensure the hard-fought gains American veterans made were not in vain. But you failed to keep that hard-fought peace, and as a direct result, we have a cancer that has metastasized into the full-blown terrorist army we see today. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a sunspot compared to the full-blown melanoma we face there today with ISIS.”
Our country is now faced – once again – with an enemy that threatens to attack us here at home. We need a strategy to remove this “cancer” before it spreads and becomes inoperable.”
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