O'Reilly: Congress Should Declare War on ISIS

'We need to have an official document that says, Here we come.’

Monday night on The O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly encouraged President Obama and Congress to pass a formal declaration of war against ISIS. 

“We need a presidential commitment to kill terrorists wherever they may be. To do that, President Obama and Congress should pass a declaration of war against Islamic terrorists. We need to have an official document that says, ‘Here we come.’”

O'Reilly's suggestion comes after a litany of mixed messages emanating from the White House, State Department and from Democratic leadership in Congress over whether the United States is at war with ISIS. 

First President Obama refused to use the word "war" during his address to the nation on September 11. Instead, he chose to call it a "Counter-terrorism Campaign."

Later last week, while touring Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State John Kerry emphatically said that calling the campaign a "war" would stir up "war fever," and continued the "Counter-terrorism" euphemism. 

On Friday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest reversed the week's messaging and concluded that in the same way the US is at war with al Qaeda, America is also at war with ISIS. 

During the Sunday shows this week, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough re-iterated the new message that the US is, in fact, at war with ISIS. 

And Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would only commit to the phrase "initiated hostilities" with regard to America's efforts against ISIS.

With this level of cloudy and confused messaging from the Administration and his party, it's no wonder O'Reilly is looking for a clear declaration.  

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