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Jordan, Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations are ready to send ground forces into Iraq and Syria to try to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but are waiting for U.S. forces to join them, according to a Republican senator.
When asked if Jordan was onboard with sending ground troops, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) replied, "Yes. Saudi Arabia is onboard, everybody's onboard."
"They just want us to be part of the mix because they have limited capability," he said, before meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah at the Capitol. Graham made his comments earlier this week. He traveled as part of a congressional delegation to Saudi Arabia and Qatar last month.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Antipathy17
Because we really need to antagonize Russia that much more ... Either Obama is an idiot or he's ... nope an idiot. I don't even see how he can try to work a horse trade out of this.
"You get out of Ukraine and we'll stay out of Syria ..."
originally posted by: thishereguy
a reply to: toxicspikes
so, he doesn't need congress to go into Libya , but wants their approval to do this.
did something change?
originally posted by: japhrimu
a reply to: ketsuko
Well, apparently, it's not your first guess... From the CNN article (I didn't read the source from this OP) it sounds like the reason the republican congress would say no is that the rough draft proposal of war doesn't go far enough in giving the president flexibility/authorizations.