CBS Guest: Don’t Treat ISIS as If They’re 10 Feet Tall

Michael Singh, a senior fellow for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Middle East advisor for the Bush administration, told Face the Nation Sunday morning that the U.S. had to be careful not to overhype the threat ISIS posed, and pointed out that they were in fact quite vulnerable to targeted military strikes.

“ISIS poises a major threat to our interest in lots of different ways,” Singh said. “But I do think it’s important that we not treat them as though they’re ten feet tall. This is a threat that if we have the will, if we decide to do it, I think we can address.”

“This is a group that thrives on mobility and moving very quickly, and I think it’s a vulnerable group. The strikes that we’ve undertaken already, in places like the Mosul dam area, in Amerli recently, demonstrate that this is a group with vulnerabilities, if we do get that right strategy together to take it on.”

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