Paul Ryan Calls for ‘More Robust Air Campaign’ To Combat ISIS

‘I do believe more can be done in Syria, and I think the administration made some fundamental mistakes there’

Paul Ryan Calls For ‘More Robust Air Campaign’ to Combat ISIL (Washington Free Beacon)

In an interview with Bloomberg, Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) backed an increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq, saying, “I do believe that probably more of a robust air campaign is called for.”

Ryan also criticized the Obama administration’s handling of the crisis in Syria: “I do believe more can be done in Syria, and I think the administration made some fundamental mistakes there.”

Ryan referred to Obama’s failure to maintain forces in Iraq, arguing, “Going forward I think there’s a lot more we can do to help their army work a little bit more seamlessly together. And then the lesson we ought to learn from failing to get that status of forces agreement, we should apply to Afghanistan– we don’t want to repeat those same mistakes that we made in Iraq in Afghanistan.”

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