09/05/2014 02:14 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2014

James Risen Thinks The Debate Over ISIS Is Really Lousy

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The New York Times's James Risen is mostly known for being a prominent national security reporter who has come pretty close to going to jail for following his principles. But recently he's also become a very lively and provocative presence on Twitter, sharing some no-holds-barred opinions about the news.

Here's what Risen thinks about the current American political and media debate over how to respond to the militant group ISIS:

For what it's worth, Risen also doesn't get the deal with the "RTs aren't endorsements" thing:

(h/t Greg Mitchell)