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Chaffetz: Obama's Lack of Strategy Worsening Situation With ISIS, Terrorism

Chaffetz: Obama's Lack of Strategy Worsening Situation With ISIS, Terrorism
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By    |   Wednesday, 15 June 2016 09:34 AM

President Barack Obama is making the situation worse when it comes to dealing with the Islamic State and radical jihadism because he does not have a strategy to deal with the issue, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz charged Wednesday.

"At the root and heart of this, the president will not define the enemy and he has no strategy or plan in order to defeat it," the Utah Republican told Fox News' Fox and Friends program.

And while Obama has said he is waiting for Congress to give him a war authorization, Chaffetz said Congress has "given him all the authorization that he needs to define a strategy; in fact, we required it in previous legislation to develop that strategy."

The president gave Congress about seven pages of "just talking points," said Chaffetz, but still, "I defy anybody in this country to step forward and tell us what the president's strategy is to defeat ISIS. He doesn't have one."

Meanwhile, Chaffetz said he is worried about the administration's efforts to be "politically correct" while there are "rules of engagement that don't allow us to define and kill the enemy ... and make sure that we're playing an away game as opposed to the home game."

And even though Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton has said she is "happy to say radical Islamists or jihadists," Chaffetz commented that her statement is "the heart and root" of why she lacks credibility.

"She is willing to say or do anything when it's completely convenient," said Chaffetz. "I do think [Donald] Trump made a very good point yesterday when you want to see the president fired up, it's when he's talking about Republicans. It's not when he's going out and talking about defeating ISIS and protecting the United States of America...it's only when he's talking about Donald Trump."

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