During a Q&A session Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told reporters that Obama’s hesitancy to attack ISIS “has allowed [them] to gather strength.”
Obama’s “strategy of leading from behind has actually made America weaker and made the world more dangerous,” Jindal said.
The breakfast and Q&A were sponsored by Christian Science Monitor. The event is being considered one of Jindal’s first stops on what will become a presidential run. And, of course, Jindal took questions on just that.
“If I were to decide to run in 2016, it would have nothing to do with polls or fundraising,” Jindal said.
His first bid for Louisiana governor in 2003 was a losing one. Jindal ran for the U.S. House a year later, won, and forged two overwhelmingly popular gubernatorial campaigns in 2007 and 2011.
In the wake of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, Jindal says Obama was “eloquent in expressing the nations grief . . . But unfortunately, grief wasn’t and isn’t a strategy.”
“Obama talked at that time about containing ISIS. What I wanted to hear him say,” Jindal added, “is that we need to hunt them down and kill them.”
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