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Boehner Wants Obama Plan To Curb Mideast Violence

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Also Contributing: Kaylin Searles
Reported: Jun. 19, 2014 12:48 PM EDT
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House Speaker John Boehner said terrorism has grown dramatically on President Barack Obama's watch and, it's time for him to present a plan for curbing its spread.

The Ohio Republican said he's long called on Obama to take more action against terrorism. He said with violence spreading in places like Iraq, Syria and Libya, it seems like in his words, "the wheels are coming off" the administration's anti-terrorism efforts.

Boehner spoke to reporters shortly before Obama was scheduled to speak at the White House about his plans for Iraq. An offensive by Sunni militants there is threatening to push that country into a civil war.

The Ohio Republican also said that Obama must craft a strategy for combating terrorism in the entire Middle East, not just Iraq.

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