Fox News host Bill O'Reilly said Monday that the Obama administration and Congress should pass a declaration of war against the Islamic State, the terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
"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," O'Reilly said. "We have to have an official document that says, 'Here we come,' but we don't invade. We don't nation build or arm corrupt, ineffective fighting forces. We fight smart."
O'Reilly opened the segment by citing a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that found that only 28 percent of Americans are confident that the U.S. can stop the Islamic State, proceeding to highlight the reasons why citizens' faith in halting the radical group is low.
"President Obama does not want a wide war on terrorism that consumes his entire administration," he said. "He wants small ball, isolated attacks [against] the evil doers, but with the dramatic rise of the ISIS Nazis that strategy is not enough."
O'Reilly said that dreams of a massive coalition to fight the Islamic State are unrealistic, claiming that Obama is wishy-washy and that America is truly the only nation prepared to battle against extremism.
"We are living in a cowardly world. And that's why ISIS, Al Qaeda, other Islamic killers get away with what they do," he said. "The sad truth is and has been that only the United States can lead a fight against evil."
Watch O'Reilly's commentary below: