Sean Hannity asked Ted Cruz where the sense of urgency is to secure the U.S. border from people coming in from Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Senator Cruz agreed with Hannity that there is no urgency with the Obama administration. There is more focus on issues of political reconciliation on side issues rather than conducting a military operation.
“There is no sense of urgency, no sense of seriousness. We’ve seen ISIS go from roughly 10,000 fighters to now north of 30,000 … ISIS right now is the face of evil. They are crucifying Christians. They are persecuting Christians. They are beheading children. They have beheaded two American journalists on the global stage. And they have promised to take jihad to our shores. And the administration’s response? They deal with this as a P.R. matter, drop a bomb here, send a missile there.’
‘When I asked General Dempsey, ‘militarily how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they are able to take jihad to America?’ His answer was ‘Well, we need to change conditions on the ground so people are not susceptible to extremism.’ Look, it’s not our job to be social workers in Iraq and put them all on expanded Medicaid. It is our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America and demonstrated the intention and capability to murder innocent Americans.”
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