France Gets Ahead of America on Dealing with IS

Reuters reports that France’s president is ready to go to take down the Islamic State.

French President Francois Hollande: France would join a military coalition to help battle Islamic State militants in Iraq if asked by the government there – @Reuters, @AP

That puts France ahead of President Obama, who called for an international coalition to take on IS but has shown little interest in actually forming such a coalition.

The American people are also ahead of Obama, according to a pair of Rasmussen polls.

One shows that 73% of Americans are worried that Obama has not been strong enough on IS so far.

Voters regard the radical Islamic terrorist group ISIS as a major threat to the United States and are very worried that President Obama doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with the problem. They remain reluctant to send U.S. troops back to Iraq to take on ISIS, but support is growing.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. Voters consider the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) a serious threat to this country. Just 13% disagree, while another 20% are not sure. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters are concerned that the United States does not have a strategy for dealing with this military group, with 47% who are Very Concerned.

Another Rasmussen poll says that voters are becoming more likely to support US military action in Iraq to combat IS, if there is an international coalition engaged in the fight.

Voters show even more support for continued airstrikes in Iraq against the radical Islamic group ISIS despite a second public beheading of a U.S. journalist in retaliation for those strikes. Nearly half now support sending U.S. combat troops to fight ISIS as part of an international coalition but are less enthused about U.S. troops fighting alone.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 75% of Likely Voters believe the United States should continue its airstrikes against the radical Islamic group ISIS.


Sticking with Rasmussen, overall, fewer Americans now believe that we’re winning the war on terrorism than at any time in the last 10 years.

They (I didn’t vote for him) elected a man who refused to declare that America would win wars on his watch. They elected a man with a 9-10 mentality, and who does not think the Muslim Brotherhood is a threat, and who has never demonstrated any actual leadership in his life.

What result did they expect from electing him?

More: Another American has joined the fight — for the IS.


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