Durbin says, no land troops, “we learned our lesson” in Iraq already

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Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) says committing U.S. ground troops in Syria would be a ‘serious mistake.’

“This video we have seen here, if verified, is a tragic reminder of the savagery of ISIS and the complexity of our challenge,” Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) said on CNN’s State of the Union before the White House confirmed its authenticity.

But Mr. Durbin said “many of us feel, and I think the American people feel, it would be a serious mistake to make a commitment of land troops into these theaters.”

“We need to provide support to those who are fighting ISIS. And we can provide that support, logistically, training, intelligence, air cover. There are many things we have already accomplished successfully. But the notion of sending in rotational troops as we saw in Iraq in the past and in Afghanistan, I think we’ve learned our lesson,” Mr. Durbin said.

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