Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week President Obama and his administration missed a deadline to present a plan to defeat ISIS and Islamic extremists, set forth by the United States Congress. Under the bi-partisan 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, the President is required to send Congress a real, comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIS.
The President’s deadline was February 15th. In the past few months, Congress has taken substantial action to protect American citizens from radicals and extremists. The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation strengthening the visa waiver program, pausing the influx of Syrian refugees into the U.S. and boosting the defense budget to support our military.
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart stated that ISIS ““will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”
Congressman Poe issued the following statement on the plans missed deadline.
Congressman Poe: “This is no surprise. This is the same President who seems to think that we are in High School, calling ISIS the “JV team.” He refuses to believe that Radical Islamic Terrorists are out for American blood. The President’s current strategy of containment is not working. Confronting terrorism and emphasizing the safety and security of the United States is of uttermost importance.
President Obama is the Commander in Chief of the military. It is his responsibility to chart a sustainable course for the defeat of ISIS, not the containment. The Obama administration has no intention of fulfilling their duty to the American people. “