Gov. Scott Walker disclosed on Friday in a wide-ranging foreign policy speech that the FBI is investigating Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) elements in all 50 states, a revelation that the Republican presidential candidate said is proof that the Obama administration is failing to adequately combat radical terrorist forces.
Walker, who laid out his foreign policy views during a speech at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., warned that IS’s global reach has extended to the United States, where open borders and failed immigration policies are permitting rogue forces to enter America freely.
The Obama administration’s foreign policy is strengthening Iran, said Walker, who vowed to terminate the recent nuclear deal on “day one” of his presidency.
“The FBI is investigating ISIS in all 50 states,” Walker said. “Far from beating ISIS, President Obama is barely disrupting it. His actual goal is to contain ISIS until he leaves office, all the while accommodating Iran. My goals will be to defeat ISIS and rollback Iran’s influence in the region.”
If Obama is able to force the nuclear deal to go forward, “it will be remembered as one of the greatest foreign policy failures in U.S. history,” Walker said. “So let me be clear, if Congress fails to stop the nuclear deal, I will terminate it on day one.”
Walker went on to outline his plan to eliminate radical terrorist forces across the globe.
“America is a force for good in the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are agents of pure evil,” he said. “Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran remains the world’s leading state-sponsor of terrorism. Iran is not a country we should be doing business with.”
“It is a stain on our nation’s honor that our countrymen languish in Iranian prisons while we are freeing up billions of dollars for the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism and legitimizing its massive nuclear program,” he said.
Walker also chided Obama for abandoning Israel during one of the most dangerous periods of time in recent memory.
“It’s not just the hostages whom President Obama has abandoned in this deal. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is right when he says the deal puts us all in danger,” Walker said. “Iran will expand its destructive influence in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon, and increase support to proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah, which strive to destroy Israel.”
Walker promised to fully restore the United States’ historically close relationship with Israel.
“There should be no daylight between our two countries,” he said, expressing anger at how the Obama administration has treated the Jewish state.
“White House officials insult the Prime Minister of Israel. Sadly, they never seem to criticize the Iranian Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guard commanders who have oppressed the people of Iran and helped kill thousands of our soldiers in Iraq,” he said.
“In fact, President Obama recently compared critics of his deal to these murderers,” Walker noted. “This is disgraceful. It ignores the very real opposition to the deal with Iran from people around our country and across party lines.”