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How should America fight ISIS?

Bush says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From Jeb2016.com: "[W]e must give [local anti-ISIS] forces the consistent advantage of American air power, to cover their operations and to strike with fierce precision.... We do not need, and our friends do not ask for, a major commitment of American combat forces. But we do need to convey that we are serious, that we are determined to help local forces take back their country."
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Carson says: Send U.S. troops.

From Fox News: "I would use every resource available [to fight ISIS]: military, banking, sanctions, you name it, and I would not hesitate to put boots on the ground. We need to be the leaders. The coalition will form, if it has a leader."
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Christie says: Send U.S. troops.

From CNN: "Christie told reporters earlier Wednesday that he's been studying up on foreign policy for the past nine months, and in the town hall he fell in line with many in his party who express support for potential boots in the ground in the fight against ISIS. Key to his strategy, he said, would be strengthening U.S. alliances. To do that, he added, "we have to be willing to say if need be, we'll also put soldiers in that fight.""
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Clinton says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From the NY Times: ""This has to be an Iraqi-led mission," Mrs. Clinton said. "I think we have to do more, and I hope we will do more to try to get the whole region together and to drive ISIS out of the territory that they occupy to rescue the people they have enslaved, predominantly women.""
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Cruz says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From Fox News: "In my view the Kurds should be our principal boots on the ground. We should be using overwhelming Air Force power. And then beyond that if we need to embed special forces or perhaps some limited ground troops driven by the mission we should."
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Fiorina says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From the Hill: ""I disagree that we're at that point where we need to put tens of thousands of boots on the ground," [Fiorina] said [on] ABC News's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." ... "I think the Jordanians, the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the Kurds and the Egyptians are all fighting ISIS as we speak on the ground," she said. "They know this is their fight. Yes, they need leadership, resolve support and material from us. We haven't provided any of it. And if we did, it will make a big difference.""
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Graham says: Send U.S. troops.

From LindseyGraham.com: "Where local, moderate groups are taking the fight to the enemy in Syria and throughout the Middle East, we must assist in providing the necessary capacity to undermine and defeat radical forces and keep the fight off of our shores. This will require a U.S. troop presence in the region of 10,000. A force of this size would have a stabilizing effect, and would work in support of a comprehensive strategy..."
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Huckabee says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From CBS: "[One] thing we should do is make sure that wherever there's an ISIS target that we bomb the daylights out of it... We don't leave anything off the table. But if there's going to be boots [on the ground], there have to be more than just U.S. boots. There's got to be some boots that come from the Saudis, the Jordanians, and others."
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Jindal says: Send U.S. troops.

From the Times-Picayune: "[Jindal] said a president who cannot call the enemy "radical Islamic terrorists," or is willing to rule out ground troops, except for very limited missions, isn't leading the United States to victory over a brutal enemy that he says only can be stopped by killing them."
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Kasich says: Send U.S. troops.

From CNN: ""Mark my words ... at some point it will require boots on the ground from the world to be able to deal with this [ISIS] problem," [Kasich] told CNN's Gloria Borger in an interview that will air Sunday on "State of the Union.""
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O'Malley says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From MartinOMalley.com: "In confronting ISIS, we must avoid mission creep - and be mindful that American boots on the ground can be counter-productive to our desired outcome. We will not be successful in degrading ISIS if the number of militants taken off the battlefield is exceeded by the number of new recruits replacing them. But we must also ensure that our partners have what they need to contain, degrade, and ultimately defeat ISIS."
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Pataki says: Send U.S. troops.

From CNN: ""I don't want to see us putting in a million soldiers, spend 10 years, a trillion dollars, trying to create a democracy where one hasn't existed," Pataki said Wednesday on CNN's "New Day." "But send in troops, destroy their training centers, destroy their recruitment centers, destroy the area where they are looking to plan to attack us here and then get out." Pataki added that while Americans may be wary of sending troops back into combat the fight against ISIS "is our war.""
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Paul says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From Breitbart: ""Part of the problem is the Kurds aren't getting enough arms," Paul said.... "I think any arms coming from us or coming from any European countries ought to go directly to the Kurds.... When people say boots on the ground, I agree - there need to be Arab boots on the ground.""
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Rubio says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From MarcoRubio.com: "On the military front [to fight ISIS], Marco will... [e]xpand airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, deploying forward air controllers to call in air support; [and] [e]mbed U.S. Special Operations Forces at the battalion level to assist Iraqi and other local forces..."
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Sanders says: Airstrikes and support for other countries to fight ISIS.

From BernieSanders.com: "As a member of Congress, I have supported the use of force only when it was a last resort and America's vital interests were at stake... The United States should be part of an international coalition, led and sustained by nations in the region that have the means to protect themselves. That is the only way to defeat ISIS and to begin the process of creating the conditions for a lasting peace in the region."
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Santorum says: Send U.S. troops.

From PBS: "At the Conservative Political Action Committee's convention in February, Santorum called for 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground to combat the Islamic State and for a massive bombing campaign against the group. At the same event, he told Bloomberg TV, the U.S. must increase air strikes, aid to Jordan and that under his plan, American forces would not be an "invasion force". They would be combat-ready as well as help with training and intelligence."
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Trump says: Send U.S. troops.

From CBS: "Donald Trump: Look with ISIS in Iraq, you gotta knock 'em out. You gotta knock 'em out. You gotta fight 'em. You gotta fight 'em. You have to stand--
Scott Pelley: On the ground?
Donald Trump: --if you need, you're going to have to do that, yes."

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