Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq war who also serves as Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman, said Sunday that she and other veterans joined the military after 9/11 to take on Islamic extremists who attacked the United States.
Under the Obama administration, she said, that mission is now “lost.”
In an interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz Sunday, Gabbard criticized President Obama’s response to the threat posed by the Islamic State, recalling how a White House official said last week that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq “are not an authorization of a broad-based counter-terrorism campaign” against the extremists.
“So if our mission is not to take out the Islamic extremists who continue to threaten and wage war against us, then I think we’ve got a real problem here,” she said.
The administration, she said, should be doing more to stop the Islamic State in Iraq such as arming the Kurds. …
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in Puna urging federal, state and county agencies to expedite storm relief efforts.
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