Arizona Sen. John McCain said the head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is “getting young men and saying join this refugee flow and get to country X and we’ll contact you there on a secure site.”
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” McCain said that in the battle against ISIS, he would like to “Go and destroy them.”
“It would require about three or four thousand more troops on the ground in Iraq, it would probably require about 10,000 of 100,000 person force, have the Sunni Arab countries pay for it. Include the Turks, Saudis, Egyptians and others and go in and take them out,” McCain argued.
“As long as they’ve got this territorial capital, latest news they’re now building bombs and chemical weapons, they’re going to be able to export terror,” McCain said. “And Mr. Baghdadi I know, is getting young men and saying join this refugee flow and get to country X and we’ll contact you there on a secure site. I mean, there’s no doubt about it. That’s what Baghdadi has said they want to do.”
“You don’t have to be an intelligence expert to figure out they want to attack America. They can’t destroy America, but there certainly will be more attracts just as Lindsey [Graham] and I predicted the attacks that are taking place now. You got to go in there, and right now there is no strategy. There is no strategy.