Gov. Perry Pushes for More Aggressive U.S. Military Response in Iraq

Posted August 22, 2014 at 5:10am

The New York Daily News reports that “Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday pressed for a more aggressive U.S. military response in Iraq to combat Islamic state militants, including a sustained air campaign, and signaled he would support sending American ground troops.”  

“’We need to have all of our options open,’ Perry told a standing-room-only crowd at the conservative Heritage Foundation.”  

“The potential 2016 presidential candidate dismissed the ‘limited’ air strikes that President Obama has ordered as insufficient as the U.S. tries to help Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain control of large sections of Iraq.”