Thornberry Says Airstrikes Not The Answer In Iraq

Published 08/18 2014 06:15PM

Updated 08/18 2014 11:14PM

After U.S. air strikes continued to pound ISIS targets on Monday, Iraqi officials say Kurdish and Iraqi forces are close to regaining control of the facility from militants.

There were more than 20 air strikes over the weekend, and those continued on Monday. 

As the fighting rages on, ISIS militants are being pushed away from the dam and towards Mosul, the city that they still control.

Texoma Congressman Mac Thornberry is speaking out about the airstrikes and says so far he's not heard of a plan that will change the dynamics of ISIS and the threat the terrorist organization poses to the United States.

"It was clearly a mistake to get all our people out of Iraq, to allow their armed forces to deteriorate and allow ISIS to go from basically nothing, to the best financed, best equipped, best trained terrorist organization that's ever existed," Thornberry says.

While Thornberry says he doesn't oppose tactical airstrikes, he wants the Obama Administration to do something that is going to make a difference. 

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