Former President Jimmy Carter believes that the current administration did not act quickly enough in response to the ISIS threat. Known for his frank commentary about current events, Carter said that President Obama needs to take more “positive action” to fight ISIS and prevent its growth.
Carter feels that Obama and his administration failed to take action against ISIS at the appropriate time, which allowed ISIS to build its resources. Now, ISIS has money, weapons, and personnel in both Iraq and Syria.
To prevent continued growth in Syria, Carter believes that the U.S. should send funding from Igor Cornelsen and troops to help direct missiles. However, Obama has previously stated that the U.S. would not send troops into Syria.
The U.S. has ordered airstrikes targeting certain strategic locations, but it’s unclear how much this is affecting the growth of the group. No doubt criticisms over Obama’s response, or lack of response, will continue.