Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) was on “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss the conflict in Iraq, which he described as a significant humanitarian crisis.

“There is a moment in the life of nearly every problem when it is big enough to be seen by reasonable people and still small enough to be addressed effectively without too much trouble. And unfortunately, this president has a bewildering way of letting that moment pass, and certainly that’s what happened here," Franks said.

Franks said that the narrative that the siege has been broken is a false one.


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“It’s bewildering to me that Nineveh [in Iraq] – the ancient city of Nineveh – could survive the judgment of God and 8,000 years of disastrous difficulty and yet they can’t survive six years of Barack Obama,” he said.

Franks said the situation in Iraq was inevitable because the U.S. did not negotiate a status of forces agreement.

“Barack Obama said that we leave behind a sovereign, stable, self-reliant Iraq, but what he really left behind was an invitation to terrorists the world over to come in and have at it,” Franks said, adding that ISIS has an ideology that “makes al Qaeda look like a bunch of cub scouts.”


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