In a radio interview this week, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed the Obama administration's handling of the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and said that he thought Islamic extremists could be defeated in 10 days or 10 months time.
"I'd love to sprinkle some fairy dust on the whole situation and believe in unicorns and say we can pull all our troops out and everything will be just fine," Huckabee said on the situation in Syria to New Hampshire Now radio this week.
"Look we're facing a global threat of immense proportion, Islamic jihadism is real," he added. "It's not just ISIS it's Hamas, it's Hezbollah, it's the Iranians, it's al-Qaeda it's Boko Haram, it's all of those various aspects of a insidiously dangerous racial Islam and the result, and I don't think this is something we can minimize is that these people don't want a little piece of real estate. There's nothing to negotiate they want to kill us and take what's left an uncivilized world and push it back to the 7th century."
Earlier this year, Huckabee said the "fierceness" of U.S. forces would give them the ability to defeat all of Islamic terrorism within only 10 days, a claim he seems to have revised upward now to just under a year's time.
"So we better just put our big boy britches and decide that we're gonna win this war and if it takes ground troops let's suit up and get it done," he said. "But let's not do it in 10 years, let's do in more like 10 days or 10 months and be done with it."