It is Time for the United States to Be at War With Isisby Representative Ted Poe
Posted on 2015-12-07
POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. POE of Texas. December 7, 1941--a date which will live in infamy.
No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated
invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win
through to absolute victory. So help us, Almighty God.
Mr. Speaker, that was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's reaction to an attack on the United States.
Last night, Mr. Speaker, President Obama held a rare Oval Office address to give his update on ISIS. His message--stay the course with the same ineffective strategy. Not as inspiring as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address when the United States faced another enemy.
The President has promised no ground troops and more gun control. He called ISIS the JV team. They defied American airstrikes and expanded their caliphate, killing everyone in their way.
He declared ISIS was contained hours before 130 people were slaughtered in the City of Light. He said there was no immediate, credible threat to the homeland. Days later, 14 people died in San Bernardino at the hands of ISIS sympathizers.
Mr. Speaker, Congress needs to approve an authorization to use military force, specifically against ISIS. ISIS is at war with the United States. It is time for the United States to be at war with ISIS, and the Commander in Chief should lead us to absolute victory.
And that is just the way it is.