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Rick Santorum: ‘ISIS Is Winning This War’ [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum endorsed the plan to arm Sunni leaders in Iraq on CNN’s “New Day” Friday, saying bluntly that “ISIS is winning this war.” (VIDEO: Santorum: Rand Paul Has ‘Fundamentally A Misunderstanding’ Of ISIS)

HOST ALISYN CAMEROTA: Senator, let’s talk about the news in terms of the fight against ISIS today, and that’s the White House is considering arming the Sunni tribal leaders to try to take the fight to ISIS. What do you think of that plan?

SANTORUM: I have been an advocate of arming the Kurds for a long time, to give them direct military aid, and there has been a resistance in trying to make everything going through the Iraqi government.

There’s is a group of folks that we don’t have to worry about turning around and using it on the Iraqi government. And we should be doing that, and we should have been doing that for quite some time. They are willing to fight. They are effective fighters, and they are very strong in support of our ideals, and they can be a great front against the Islamic State.

As far as Anbar, I think we have to look at that as an option to get the kind of support that we need to push back. ISIS is winning this war, contrary to what the administration says. And if we don’t do something to change our tactics, they’re going to continue to win this war.

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