Peters: 'If You're Going to Use U.S. Military, It Should Be Ferocious'
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) reacted this morning on the limited U.S. military and humanitarian action against ISIS in northern Iraq. U.S. warplanes carried out targeted airstrikes this morning on ISIS artillery near Irbil, Iraq.
Peters called that strike a "fender-bender" in military-speak, describing President Obama and his "groupies" as being out of touch with the views of Americans.
"The idea that the American people don't want to hurt jihadis is nuts," said Peters, adding that Americans may not want another prolonged ground campaign in Iraq, but support striking terror groups from the air.
Peters does not believe Obama is taking strong enough action, arguing if the U.S. military is going to be used, then the response must be "ferocious and hard-hitting."
"Otherwise the jihadis or other enemies get to say, 'see, America couldn't hurt us, America's a paper tiger' and it only increases their strength," said Peters, adding he's "glad" Obama is at least taking some action.
Watch his full analysis above.