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(CNN) – Hillary Clinton told the BBC Thursday that she is against air strikes in Iraq.
"I agree with the White House's rejection and reluctance to do the kind of military activities that the Maliki government is requesting, namely fighter aircraft to provide close support for the Army and also to go after targets. That is not a role for the United States," Clinton said.
It's a dovish stance for Clinton, who voted for the Iraq War when she was a senator.
"We're sort of reversing the roles of the 2008 primary campaign, where Hillary Clinton played the role of the hawk, defending her vote ... to authorize the war in the first place, and Barack Obama saying he was against it from the first place, and she had made a terrible mistake," said The New York Times' Peter Baker.
Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain says Iraq represents an "existential threat," that ISIS poses a threat to the U.S.
The leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is the most successful terrorists since Osama bin Laden, says Time Magazine's Bobby Ghosh, the most successful.
"What makes him incredibly successful is his willingness, his ambition not simply to commit mayhem, which was bin Laden's main ambition, but to actually capture and hold territory. He wants to rule," says Ghosh.
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