Two Republican Senators, Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham, think that the US homeland could soon be subject to ISIS terrorist attacks.
Following the US bombing of ISIS by Obama, McCain shared the following on CNN’s “State of the Union”:
These people that are coming to fight on the side of ISIS are returning to their countries in Europe and there’s 100 of them that we are tracking in the United States.
McCain went on to say:
If you read what they’re saying, we are the enemy, they want to destroy us. They are getting stronger all the time. Their goal, as they have stated time after time, is the destruction of the United States of America.
How does McCain think the US should respond?
He thinks that since ISIS is an international terror threat, US air power should be used not only in Iraq, but also in Syria. He also thinks military aid should be given to the Kurds and the Free Syrian Army.
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Senator Lindsey Graham also spoke out about the dangers of ISIS to the US homeland. He said that the director of national security, the FBI director, and the director of Homeland Security have repeatedly warned the President about the ISIS terror threat.
When I look at the map … I think of the United States. I think of an American city in flames because of the terrorists’ ability to operate in Syria and Iraq.
He addressed President Obama:
So, Mr. President, you have never once spoken directly to the American people about the threat we face from Syria, now Iraq. What is your strategy to stop these people from attacking the homeland?
Is the ISIS terror threat real, as Senators McCain and Graham claim? And, if so, what, if anything, should be done about it?