'Makes Absolutely No Sense': Tantaros, Pavlich React to Obama's ISIS Comments
President Obama promised today that "there's no more important item on my agenda" than going after ISIS and defeating the terrorist group.
“My top priority is to defeat ISIL and to eliminate the scourge of this barbaric terrorism," he said today in remarks from Argentina.
He also singled out Ted Cruz and others who have called for more surveillance of Muslims. Obama said any approach that would single out or "ghettoize" Muslims is "un-American and counterproductive."
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Obama also criticized Cruz for calling for "carpet bombing" of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, arguing that strategy would likely lead to ISIS recruiting more people to its cause.
We heard some strong reactions on Outnumbered this afternoon from Katie Pavlich and Andrea Tantaros.
Pavlich said Obama still claims that ISIS is contained, despite terror attacks occurring in Europe and the United States.
"It's just completely opposite of the facts. They're all over Iraq and Syria, they're all over Europe. The FBI has confirmed that they are here, that they are working on hundreds, if not thousands, of leads. ... [Their strategy] is not working and people's lives are at stake as a result," she said.
Tantaros added that profiling worked for years in New York City after 9/11, but "Clinton-ite" Mayor Bill de Blasio has since dismantled that program.
She said that maybe "carpet bombing" is not the right approach, but that more aggressive actions have to be taken.
"It's a bit of cognitive dissonance from a president who thinks waterboarding is not OK, but droning is. ... President Obama makes absolutely no sense when he talks about the war on terror," said Tantaros.
Watch the segment above.