Host: Martha Raddatz
Lt. Col. John Nagl (Ret.)
Raddatz: omg another vicious
beheading by ISIS this time
of a British citizen
Marquardt: Prime Minister Cameron
called them fucking evil and wankers
and the dogs bollocks
Marquardt: Obama has bombed
ISIS 160 times prompting the
question why won't Obama act
Kerry: we want Saudi Arabia on board
Marquardt: Turkey and Egypt
support fighting ISIS but only
if no one notices
Marquardt: Obama admits it will
take years to crush ISIS if ever
Raddatz: does this beheading make
it more likely the British will get on
board fighting ISIS?
MacDonald: well the British government
called ISIS the embodiment of evil
Raddatz: there are even British terrorists
MacDonald: the top terrorist beheading
innocent people is a British rapper
MacDonald: British muslim leaders
condemned ISIS as heretics
Raddatz: why behead Westerners
– it seems intentionally provocative
Ross: because they can't attack
America or Britain conventionally
Raddatz: General how can the US defeat ISIS?
Cartwright: ISIS is taking control
of the Tigris and Euphrates
Raddatz: omg they own cradle of civilization
Cartwright: and the crib of
can't we just get along
Raddatz: what's the first step toward victory
Cartwright: we will give Iraqi troops
air cover for their retreat from ISIS
Raddatz: where else can we bomb?
Cartwright: it depends on if we get permission
Raddatz: what about Syria – can
they shoot down our planes?
Raddatz: can we destroy ISIS?!?
Cartwright: only forces on
the ground can do that
Zeleny: should Congress take
a vote on starting a war on Syria?
Kaine: Congress declares war!
Obama: I don't need your damn approval
– but give me weapons for moderate fighters
Manchin: I don't trust these crazy rebels
Boehner: this is too serious to
trust the weirdos in Congress
Begich: we shouldn't get involved
in another quagmire in the middle east
[ break ]
Raddatz: welcome Dennis
McDonough: nice to see you Martha
Raddatz: will the British
finally help us destroy ISIS?
McDonough: damn right
Raddatz: will anyone else
join our coalition?
McDonough: we will keep sending
John Kerry to Turkey until they
agree to fight ISIS
Raddatz: are we at war with ISIS?
McDonough: we are at war with
ISIL just like we are at war with al-Qaeda
Raddatz: what does that mean?
Raddatz: how do you kill 30,000
ISIS troops without US ground troops?
McDonough: we get the Iraqi
army do it for us
Raddatz: we trained them for eight
years and they ran like cowards
the last time they fought ISIS
McDonough: yes but now we
have a new multi-ethnic Iraqi army
Raddatz: how many troops
will you send to Iraq?
Raddatz: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Raddatz: what about the Iraqi army?
Nagl: I trained them and trust me
they are not ready to fight ISIS
Raddatz: is this a war or anti-terror effort?
Ganyard: ISIS are assholes
but they are not terrorists
Raddatz: they're not?
Ganyard: no they are an army with tanks
Raddatz: does it matter whether
we call it terror or an army?
Ganyard: yes because words matter
Raddatz: what about mission
creep which is inevitable
Nagl: Obama is right – we are at war
except it will take more than he said
Raddatz: how many days until we
defeat all the crazies in the middle east?
Ganyard: never – is never good for you?
[ break ]
Raddatz: omg the Secretary of Defense
said ISIS is an imminent threat to your neighborhood!
White House: whoa hold on a second
Raddatz: 90% of Americans
are terrified of ISIS
Raddatz: How serious a threat is
ISIS to the average American?
Cohen: deadly serious because
there are many Westerners in ISIS
Benjamin: it's totally exaggerated threat
Benjamin: sure – we've never
had foreign fighters here even
after wars on terror and Afghanistan and Iraq
Raddatz: how do you fight an invisible
and deadly enemy like terrorists?
Cohen: ISIS is recruiting Americans!
Raddatz: why do Americans join ISIS?
Do they have a really good
health care plan or something?
Benjamin: it's not about us –
it's about chaos in the middle east