Joe Biden inadvertently made the case for boots on the ground in Syria during an interview Wednesday.
Responding to the fact that the Islamic State is gaining ground in Syria, the vice president went where President Obama probably wishes he did not. Biden said the reason Obama’s plan is failing was because there were no troops to combat IS.
“You asked me [why] we are losing ground,” Biden said. “We’re gaining ground in Iraq. In Syria — there are no boots on the ground. Syria is a dysfunctional country with nobody is charge.”
Biden went on to say that Congress is equally responsible for the advances made by IS. His blame comes despite the Obama administration’s strategy, which is currently being implemented. Many Republicans have called for a change in direction.
Biden said that America must double down on the current strategy against IS.