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senate Bill S. 2755

Should the President Develop a Strategy to Ensure the Long-Term Defeat of ISIS and al-Qaeda?

Argument in favor

The U.S. needs a strategy to ensure that its interests in Syria are protected, and that there’s a long-term plan to contain the threat posed by ISIS and al-Qaeda in both Syria and the broader Middle East. This bill would ensure that the Trump administration develops such a strategy.

Yvonne's Opinion
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11/24/2019
I don’t feel that this president is capable of coming up with a strategy. He is clearly unfit to hold this office. Even if he did, he would then change his mind and announce it on twitter.
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11/24/2019
Yes, unfortunately he is not capable of performing such a task and it most likely violates his Cooperation with Putin. Fortunately if they are used we do have personnel in the military who can come up with a plan.It comes down to if the president is capable of taking advice from those that know what needs to be done.
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Sheila's Opinion
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11/24/2019
Yes, but not this president. He has proved unfit for the office. Hopefully we can change this regime with the next election!
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Argument opposed

Instead of requiring the executive branch to produce a strategy for the long-term defeat of ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria and the Middle East, Congress should develop a strategy of its own. Alternatively, the U.S. shouldn’t concern itself with trying to defeat these terror groups.

Ritz's Opinion
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11/24/2019
The idiot could not ensure anything! He already announced the defeat of ISIS months ago.
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Karen's Opinion
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11/24/2019
He needs to resign and make no further decisions that can adversely affect the security and future of our country!
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Sean's Opinion
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11/24/2019
This president couldn’t make a long term plan for anything. Zero attention span.
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    I don’t feel that this president is capable of coming up with a strategy. He is clearly unfit to hold this office. Even if he did, he would then change his mind and announce it on twitter.
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    The idiot could not ensure anything! He already announced the defeat of ISIS months ago.
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    Yes, unfortunately he is not capable of performing such a task and it most likely violates his Cooperation with Putin. Fortunately if they are used we do have personnel in the military who can come up with a plan.It comes down to if the president is capable of taking advice from those that know what needs to be done.
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    Yes, but not this president. He has proved unfit for the office. Hopefully we can change this regime with the next election!
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    Heck, I’d like to see the President form a strategy about anything (other than what benefits him personally). Unfortunately I’ve seen little proof that he’s capable of such actions and abilities.
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    He needs to resign and make no further decisions that can adversely affect the security and future of our country!
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    Absolutely, I feel that our government generally needs to guided by long term strategies that ensure long term commitments are met. We need to muzzle any new administration from simply disregarding our strategic imperatives without clear cause for doing so. We currently have an administration guided by impulse and acting with a ‘ready, shoot, aim’ approach. No that is wrong, we have an administration guided by a ‘shoot first’ philosophy and then spin-market a rationale after the fact, without ever having considered the ‘aim’ part. This is dangerous and leads to many, many unplanned long-term consequences. There are serious long-term terrorist threats that need to be addressed by long-term strategic planning and commitment. I am sure that military planners have many such plans including how to react to foreseeable threats. Let’s use that as the basis for a long-term governmental direction. In general, I believe that our government should be guided by strategic plans starting with a broad summary of who we feel we are and what we need to be in the future; along with a high level identification of what broad threats exist that could limit attaining our goals- kind of like the Bill of Rights did for the Framer’s of our Constitution, which institutionally encapsulated those ideals and protection from those threats important at that time in history. I never cease to be amazed at how profound and timeless these documents are. I think that a ‘bill of rights’ kind of document for the modern world can provide a solid basis to formulate long-term strategic imperatives and detailed strategic plans to guide legislation, ensure that potential long-term consequences of ‘sounds-good, let’s pass it legislation’ are weighed against strategic goals. I think it would eliminate the blizzard of legislation that often has great sounding titles but specify actions that either obviously or indirectly run counter to the stated title or stated intent. It would reign in meaningless politicking legislation that either duplicates current legislation or runs counter to other legislation so candidates have something to tell their constituents that ‘they did’. Finally, high level strategic guidance of all our government programs can get Congress to stay focused on higher level long-term issues to counter world adversarial interests which are guided and act upon long-term strategies to undermine our country- while we allow massive changes in our country’s long-term priorities whenever we roll over our country’s board-of-director’s with our two year election cycle. It should not be made easy for elected officials to simply disregard our country’s commitments nor our long-term strategic imperatives.
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    This president couldn’t make a long term plan for anything. Zero attention span.
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    Trump is too STUPID to have any long range plan. He’s a complete FOOL! Plan? He doesn’t even listen to advisors, people that are 100 times smarter than the orange orangutan. This will have to wait..... Our democracy is DEAD.
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    Is that a serious question? The only strategy that crook in the Oval Office can handle is where his next Big Mac is coming from.
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    Yes, presidents who engage in wars should have a long term plan. This has not been the case with securing the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda in the Middle East. Just because it should happen, does not mean our current leader is capable. He can’t think past his ego, making reckless decisions he believes will benefit him. We need an intelligent leader who actually cares about the people in the USA and is surrounded by knowledgeable advisors that can actually create specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound goals.
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    Not this president he should resign in shame and go back home
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    There was already a strategy in place. Support our allies in the region, and stop allowing Turkey to dictate our Syria policy. ISIS would still be contained and on the defensive had we not hit the self-destruct button.
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    Sound good if you had a President that didn’t do knee jerk decisions. So far he wants to repeal Obamacare (ACA) with no plan for replacement, cancel DACA with no plan as to what is next, cancellation or increase tariffs, TTP and NAFA with no plan what to do next, he has no international plan other than Putin’s plan, gave tax cut to the wealthy and corporations has no plan for the deficit, want build a wall with no plan on how to pay for it, there are others, but Trump has no plan his dad bailed him out. He gone bankrupt 4 times, I guess that is his plan for the USA?
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    Stumpfy's too incompetent to do any such thing. CONgress do your job.
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    Do we need a plan, absolutely! Do we need Trump to make the plan, absolutely not!
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    Yes, we need a coherent policy with a plan for how to enact it. This current whim-ridden series of actions in the Middle East threatens all our security. Trump continually complains that "ISIS" is streaming through our southern border while at the same time bragging that ISIS is completely defeated and we have no need to keep our troops in Syria and Iraq. I wish it all made sense, but the man is clearly incapable of military and defense strategy. I wish that Congress would reign it all in and control the purse.
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    Does anyone think our criminal game show host is capable of such a thing? I’ve got a a border wall to sell you if you think so.
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    NO..... Not THIS President. He can’t be trusted to do the right thing on Foreign Affairs. My answer is a definitive YES to the next person who occupies the Oval Office.
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    Maybe once we have a new president. This one isn’t capable of coming up with a strategy. He is unfit to hold office.
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