Obama said the rapid advances by the
"And this is going to be a global challenge and one that the United States is going to have to address, but we're not going to be able to address it alone," Obama said in an interview excerpt aired on CBS' "Face the Nation." "And as I said yesterday, what we can't do is think that we're just going to play whack-a-mole and send U.S. troops occupying various countries wherever these organizations pop up."
"The thing about an organization like this is that typically when they control territory, because they're so violent, because they're so extreme, over time the local populations reject them," he said. "We've seen that time and time again."
"This is a different culture. It's very difficult to pierce," she said on CNN's "State of the Union," calling it "a real wake-up call for the United States."
"You have to ask yourself, are you willing to send your son, am I willing to send my son to retake back a city, Mosul, that they weren't willing to defend themselves," Paul said on "State of the Union." "I'm not willing to send my son into that mess."
"When we're arguing over 300 advisers when the request had been for 20,000 in order to do the job right, I'm not sure we've really addressed the problem," Cheney said on ABC's "This Week." He said the president has left a "vacuum" that is being filled by ISIS.
"The scope of the problem in part is based upon an unwillingness by the president to recognize that we have a problem," he said. "They're still living back in the day when they claimed, 'We got Bin Laden, terrorism problem solved.'"
Asked about his own faulty predictions about an easy victory in Iraq, Cheney said, "If we spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago, we're going to miss the threat that is growing and that we do face."
Cheney did not call for any specific military actions. "I think at this point there are no good, easy answers in Iraq," he said.