Fox Reporter to State Dept. Spox: Why Won’t Obama Recognize We’re at War with ISIS?
Following the release of a video purportedly showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen asked State Department Press Secretary Jen Psaki whether Obama administration would recognize the U.S. was at war with ISIS, given they are clearly at war with us.
“A lot of Americans are sitting at home and they see Americans who are not even combatants, but who are journalists, being beheaded by the group overseas, and from a common sense point of view the average American will say to himself, ‘This group is at war with us, why does our President or our Secretary of State not recognize that and say, indeed, we are at war with this group and we will destroy them?'”
“Our actions speak for our commitment to this,” Psaki said. “The president has authorized more than 100 strikes in Iraq… The United States has done more than any other country in the world, whether it’s humanitarian assistance or military efforts, to take on the threat in Iraq. So I think any American sitting at home should sit and look at actions we are taking. I don’t think it is a useful exercise to go back and forthwith new terms. What’s important is what we are doing about it.”
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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