House Intel Committee chair: Never say never to combat troops in Iraq

Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, cautioned that he doesn’t think sending in combat troops is necessarily beneficial at this point. But he also said President Obama is giving away too much strategically by placing such strict limits on the U.S. military role up front.

“I don’t think anyone believes that that’s the right solution for this particular problem. But we need to send the message that we are willing to stand up against growing terrorist organizations,” said Rogers, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. “This is a growing, dangerous problem and we’ve got to have a coordinated response in order to deal with it.”