Carly Fiorina Blasts Obama’s Handling of ISIS
Carly Fiorina appeared on the Kelly File last night and offered a harsh rebuke to President Obama’s recent remarks regarding the terror attacks in Paris.
Fiorina pointed out that Obama is more comfortable attacking Republicans than he is talking about America’s enemies and laid blame at the feet of the president and Hillary Clinton who she charges with leaving a vacuum in the Middle East by prematurely pulling out American forces against military counsel.
When Megyn Kelly asks Fiorina what can be done domestically to stop the rise of ISIS and other terrorists, she says one of the most logical first steps would be to stop the flow of Syrian refugees who can’t possibly be vetted adequately.
She also correctly points out that military and intelligence operations in the U.S. are already overwhelmed and asks why we would add to that problem. She suggests that America needs more intelligence agents on the ground and then points out that there are more people working for the IRS than the FBI and the CIA.
Overall, it was a very strong appearance. Watch the segment below:
If you watched the video, at the beginning you saw Fiorina talking to a group in New Hampshire about this very issue. She apparently made quite an impression.
Dan Seufert reported at the New Hampshire Union Leader:
In Plymouth, Fiorina says Obama’s ISIS stance is ‘infuriating’
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina covered lots of ground speaking at Plymouth State University Monday night, hitting issues like government waste, the “bloated” tax code, and telling students of her common stances with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.
But a silence fell on a packed room of about 150 students, area residents and supporters at a town hall-style meeting when Fiorina criticized President Obama for his words on a television program Friday morning, just hours before the Paris terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more.
“How infuriating,” she said. “For our President to say on national television hours before the Paris attacks that ISIS has been contained … How infuriating.”
Speaking in the Hage Room as part of Plymouth State’s Presidential Candidate Lecture Series, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO said Obama’s policy on ISIS had “failed,” and was critical of the President for not speaking directly to the ISIS attacks, as French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron did, she said.
She criticized Obama and former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for having failed to lead America in fighting terrorism. She was also critical of Obama for removing troops so quickly from Iraq, and for “declaring victory” in Iraq, which helped the terrorist threat grow, she said.
“When the United States does not lead, the world is a far more dangerous place,” she said.
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