The U.S. is in the middle of an air campaign against ISIS. If that fails, will the Obama administration send combat troops on the ground? It seems to depend on who in Washington you ask. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest and asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. He described the role members of the U.S. military may be asked to play on the ground in Iraq.
Anderson asked Sen. McCain about President Obama's strategy to destroy ISIS, and he wasted little time taking aim at Jay Carney. The former White House Press Secretary is now CNN's Senior Political Commentator. Sen. McCain challenged Carney about the administration's decisions on arming Syrian rebels and removing troops in Iraq. He even called out Carney personally saying:
'You, in your role as a spokesperson, bragged about the fact that the last American combat troop had left Iraq. If we had left a residual force the situation would not be what it is today.'
Today President Obama honored the latest recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also paid tribute to President John F. Kennedy, who created the award 50 years ago. As the nation pauses to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, Chief National Correspondent John King looks back at his legacy.
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