McCain, House Democrat: U.S. Has ‘No Plan’ for Iraq, ISIL

Posted July 9, 2014 at 8:26am

Defense News reports that “U.S. Sen. John McCain is echoing a House Democrat’s warning that the Obama administration is flying blind in responding to a violent Islamic group’s destabilizing advance in Iraq.”  

“The Arizona Republican emerged from a closed-door classified briefing with senior Pentagon leaders to declare the administration “has no strategy” to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).”  

“McCain told reporters that during the briefing, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey ‘could not articulate a strategy to counter what our intelligence estimates [say] is a direct threat to the United States of America.’”