‘On the Cusp of Watching a Human Catastrophe’: Dan Senor on Crisis in Iraq
Dan Senor, author of “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle” and former spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, was on “Sunday Morning Futures” this morning.
If ISIS persists, Senor said, “We are on the cusp of watching a human catastrophe.”
Senor told Maria Bartiromo that while he supports the U.S. airstrikes over Iraq, he is not sure they will be sufficient. At some point, he said we will need a combination of air power, intelligence on the ground, and the training and arming of local forces.
“If we don’t set ISIS back, you are gonna have this huge, ungovernable space on the Iraqi-Syrian border that will be ungovernable and ungoverned and basically in the hands of radical Islamic extremists,” he said, likening the area to Afghanistan pre-9/11, but adding that the Iraq-Syria border is more strategically valuable territory.
“Iraq is now a country that has perplexed three presidents, including this one,” he said.
Senor also sounded off on the conflict in Gaza, explaining that Hamas is trying to keep the fight alive, even though Israel has already achieved many of its short term goals.
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