Boehner Wants Obama Plan To Curb Mideast Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY ‘-nuhr) says terrorism has grown dramatically on President Barack Obama’s watch and says it’s time for him to present a plan for curbing its spread.

The Ohio Republican says he’s long called on Obama to take more action against terrorism. He says 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 says that Obama must craft a strategy for combating terrorism in the entire Middle East, not just Iraq.