President Barack Obama has been widely criticized for not having a plan for dealing with ISIS, and in a speech on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, he finally unveiled a plan. The four-point plan includes the heavy use of airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria. He vowed ISIS would be chased over the border between the two countries if that was necessary.
However, there was one thing the President’s plan did not include – Americans on the ground. Republicans have been quick to criticize the plan because of this lack of ground troops, as well as being too little, too late. One Senator was quoted as saying you could “hear a sigh of relief” from ISIS’s headquarters in Raqqa, Syria.