An immediate order for air and drone cover for Iraqi troops fighting the insurgents would be the right decision for President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, says U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville). It would also be a reversal, says Davis, who calls the administration's foreign policy a failure: “Sometimes, I feel like folks like (U. S. Rep.) Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) and me have to reach and pull this administration forward,” Davis said, “rather than watching them lead and us joining them."
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"The disaster of Syria actually had an effect on being able to allow this Islamic group to march into Iraq.” On another subject, Davis says throwing money at the Veterans' Administration is not the answer to the wait-list scandal. “The money's there. It's, how do you spend it. It's managing the money,” Davis said. “You've got the money. Why didn't you hire more people to go through the backlog?” Davis says the VA spent more than $3 million on furniture on the last day of the fiscal year.