McCaul: Resolution Weakens Military's Ability to Destroy ISIS
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, retired Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, and Robert Grenier, former CIA station chief in Islamabad, were on “Hannity” tonight to sound off on President Barack Obama’s draft resolution for authorization of military force.
McCaul charged Obama with not being serious about fighting ISIS.
“This resolution weakens the president and the military’s ability to destroy and defeat ISIS,” he said. “I find it hard to believe that anybody that’s serious about defeating ISIS could vote for a measure that restricts our military and ties their hands behind their backs by saying that we’re not going to have enduring offensive ground combat operations. “
McCaul said he has never seen a president ask for authorization that limits powers instead of expanding them.
Grenier weighed in, saying that he doesn’t think the U.S. needs large, conventional maneuver forces taking the lead in the ISIS fight. Instead, he said U.S. troops should be on the front lines providing facilitative guidance and air power.
“This is a fight that needs to be won by indigenous forces in the region. The U.S. can be much more muscular in supporting them, but if we take the lead ourselves, we qualitatively change the nature of the struggle. We feed into the narrative of the enemy,” Grenier said.
Tata then slammed Obama, saying, “I think it’s time that this president really quit raging war on American values and actually declares total war against ISIS.”
Watch the full segment above.