President Obama has said that American troops won’t return to combat in Iraq, but the U.S. will provide assistance. He has sent 300 military advisers to the country.

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was on “Huckabee,” where he said he has “profound concerns” about the president’s plan.


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“My fear, Governor, is that we are signing up to essentially coach one of the teams in a very ugly three-way conflict,” he said.

Himes said we must ask ourselves what our fundamental interests are in that region. He said he believes our main interest is “to go after in an aggressive way the relatively small number of fighters that have transnational ambitions.”

Watch the full interview above.


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