Iraq Expert Tafuri: 'We Need to Defeat ISIS'

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 05:39 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Iraqis are overjoyed the United States is attacking ISIS in a series of airstrikes — but much more military power is needed to fight the bloodthirsty terror group, says David Tafuri, the former Rule of Law Coordinator for Iraq.

The people here are very happy,'' Tafuri told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, in an interview from Erbil, Iraq.

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"The U.S. airstrikes have made a huge impact on the security of this city.

"However, there's fighting going on all over the north of Iraq and people are concerned about what that holds for this region."

Tafuri, a partner at the Patton Boggs international law firm, said ISIS — which wants to establish an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and is mercilessly slaughtering Christians to achieve that goal — is gaining strength day by day.

"Ultimately, if they become strong enough, if they reach their goal and they form an Islamic state and have all the powers of a state, they will strike out against the U.S. and Europe," Tafuri said.

"We are their sworn enemies and that is certainly their intention. We need to defeat ISIS."

The U.S. has been supplying the Kurds, who are fighting ISIS on the ground, with firepower — but not enough, according to Tafuri.

"They've only provided light arms so far. ISIS … has some of the best-made American weaponry which they took over from the Iraqi Army bases they captured, including highly armed Humvees, tanks, and heavy artillery," he said.

"We ought to give them the capability to defeat ISIS as quickly as possible in cooperation with us."

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