“America can no longer pretend to be the world’s policeman when we’re not prepared to answer the most important calls. We tell the world consistently that we’ll “destroy” ISIS, but have no willingness to implement the policies that could make that happen.

“It’s time for Washington to be honest. If we’re not prepared to bear the full costs, we shouldn’t mislead our allies. America needs to explain to countries on the front lines what America is and is not prepared to do, and we need to do it credibly. The alternative is that everyone will wait for an America that’s not coming…”

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