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Sen. Johnson says military action in Iraq may be too little, too late

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Reedsburg, WI (WXOW) - - Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) continues to be a vocal critic of President Obama's handling of the situation in Iraq.

In late June, Sen. Johnson said the U.S. should send troops into Kurdistan as well as Jordan in order to stabilize those areas.

At a listening session Friday afternoon, the Senator told constituents that ISIS represents a greater terror threat to America than Al-Qaeda ever did.

He believes President Obama waited far too long to take some sort of action against the islamic militants.

"What we're witnessing right now are the results of a historic, strategic, tragic blunder on the part of this President by not leaving a stabilizing force in Iraq to consolidate the hard-fought gains, said Sen. Johnson.

Johnson backed off a bit on his call for ground troops in the area, but said more u-s military advisors and equipment should be sent in at the very least.

"And now we are really witnessing, what the Wall Street Journal calls the establishment of the State of Al-Qaedastan and it represents a real danger to America, to world peace to our national security."

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