Remain calm, all is well.
Via The Hill
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said the U.S. is breaking even against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“I don’t think we’re winning, but I wouldn’t say we’re losing either,” the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee told host Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“I think it’s something of a neutral stalemate,” he said. “I think there’s an ebb and flow.”
Schiff said some were doubting America’s strategy against ISIS, given last weekend’s fall of Ramadi, a key Iraqi city ISIS captured on May 17.
“I think the loss of Ramadi was a very serious setback,” Schiff said.
“We won Ramadi, but it didn’t stay won,” he added of U.S. efforts to capture the population center during the last Iraq War.
Schiff said that the 2003 invasion of Iraq had revealed the frailty of Iraq’s coalition government.
It needed major improvements, he added, before it can successfully repel ISIS forces.[…]
Schiff said that regardless of the solution, the Obama administration could not stop countering ISIS’s power overseas.
“If ISIS is able to hold that ground unmolested, there’s no questions they have aspirations to attack the U.S.,” he said of the terrorist organization’s holdings in Iraq and Syria.
“It is a threat to our security,” Schiff added.