Another member of Illinois’ congressional delegation is throwing his support behind the air strikes against ISIS targets in Northern Iraq. U.S. Representative John Shimkus (R-15th District) says he supports the decision to have American forces step in to help protect innocent lives in Iraq, but that U.S. involvement in Iraq is a sign of failure of leadership from both the Iraqi government and President Obama.

He also remains concerned about the President’s long-term plan for Iraq


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Shimkus also says that only time will tell if ground troops will need to be sent back to Iraq and points to U.S. intervention in Kosovo as an instance where a sustained air campaign was enough to settle an ongoing conflict.

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