Sen. Dan Coats supports President Obama’s ISIS strategy

Dan Coats
One of the things that Coats is doing to be noticed these days is something he calls "Waste of the Week." (WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana Senator Dan Coats is supporting President Obama’s plan to defeat the Islamic State.

Prior to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night, Sen. Coats said it would be a defining moment for Barack Obama.

Coats is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and he still has questions regarding the strategy, but he told 24-Hour News 8 that he liked what he heard.

“What I liked is the President stood up and took leadership to a real threat,” said Coats.

“He defined that threat for the American people and he stated the goal, and I needed to hear that.  We needed to hear that.  That is, not just manage, not just contain, we need to defeat this group that is out to kill us and out to change the civilized world,” he said.

Coats did say that he thinks the President oversold what opposition forces in Iraq and Syria can do. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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