Boozman, Pryor React to Iraq Bombing

Published 08/08 2014 05:56PM

Updated 08/08 2014 05:58PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - America tonight is back in the Iraq War. No ground forces, but airstrikes.

President Obama promised on Thursday, military action would be taken if the Islamic militants were a threat to Americans.

U.S Navy pilots today are bombing the fanatic Islamist fighters of Isis, to stop their advance on a major Iraqi city.

Senators Boozman and Pryor offered their reaction to the strikes today.

"I support what the President is doing. We know who the enemy is, we know how they have behaved."

Boozman went on to say Isis is very close to where Americans are stationed and the group is targeting Christians.

He says the U.S. should go ahead with the attacks President Obama outlined and that any further threats should be reported to congress.

"I am concerned that this could escalate and lead to heavier military involvement for the U.S. I think that if it's going to go that direction the president should confer with congress. We need to have clearly defined goals," said Senator Pryor.

Senator Pryor added he thought the humanitarian aid makes sense under these circumstances.

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