Your Morning Brief for May 29, 2015.

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Iraq vs. ISIS

Can Iraq defeat the Islamic State without the help of the United States? It looks like we are going to find out as The White House made it clear yesterday that the U.S. would not be helping Iraq defeat ISIS according to FOX News.

"The United States is not going to be responsible for securing the security situation inside of Iraq," Press Secretary Josh Earnest told Fox News.

Earnest defended the administration's strategy, amid growing concerns about gains made by ISIS fighters in both Iraq and Syria. Earnest said the effort would take a "sustained commitment," but stressed that the U.S. will continue to focus on training and equipping Iraqi forces, while backing them up on the battlefield with air power.

"Our strategy is to support the Iraqi security forces in doing what we will not do for them," he said. "The United States is prepared to train them, to equip them, and to back them on the battlefield with coalition military air power as they take the fight to ISIL in their own country."

In saying the U.S. will not be "responsible" for the security situation, the White House was putting clear limits on the lengths to which the U.S. will go to reverse ISIS' gains, even as the Pentagon considers adjustments to the strategy.

This is pathetic. Radical Islam is a threat to everyone, not just Iraq. The fact that we have a President who is not doing all he can to protect our nation and our allies is criminal. The Iraqi army, and I use the term army loosely, can't defend that country right now. Like it or not, the United States has a duty to stand up for our allies and that includes Iraq.

We have a duty to fight terrorism and we should be concerned that ISIS is growing in numbers and in power. Instead we have a President who would rather talk about climate change being the main threat to the United States than radical Islam.

This is why elections matter. It's hard for me to believe that a President Romney would have allowed ISIS to grow in the way that it has. It's hard for me to believe that a President Romney would let Iraq slip away.

Elections matter. Remember that next November when we head to the polls. No matter who the candidate is.

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