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Obama on ISIS: Nothing to Do But Kill Them All

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President Obama addressed the United Nations this morning and asked Muslim countries to support U.S. efforts against ISIS. Regarding the terrorist organization, Obama said there was nothing to do but kill them all. According to BuzzFeed:

The military action is the only way to send a message to ISIS, Obama said.

"There can be no reasoning – no negotiation – with this brand of evil," Obama said, calling ISIS a "network of death."

"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force." Obama said.

That's some serious Bush-style war rhetoric. If the total destruction of every vaguely threatening terrorist organization is the "only way to send a message," the U.S. military is going to be sending messages all over the world in perpetuity.

One might think, at the very least, that would be something Congress should weigh in on. Unfortunately, almost no one in Congress cares about holding the president accountable to the Constitution.