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Even The Left Is Right Once In A While

Obama Is Missing The Point

Now here is Barack Obama, elected president in 2008 largely because he promised to end the Iraq war, back for another bite at the apple. A small bite — since Obama’s aversion to large-scale intervention on the ground will largely restrict the U. S. effort to aerial bombardment supplemented with a bit of advice and equipment.

Whether the president will make good his promise to “degrade and ultimately defeat” Islamic State militants will depend less on the accuracy of U.S. bombs and missiles than on the effectiveness and motivation of surrogate forces fighting on the ground. Identifying willing and able proxies is like to pose a challenge.

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The countries that ought to care more than the United States simply because they are more immediately threatened by Islamic State fighters — Iran, Turkey, Egypt and even Saudi Arabia — have not demonstrated a commensurate willingness to act.

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Destroying what Obama calls the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant won’t create an effective and legitimate Iraqi state. It won’t restore the possibility of a democratic Egypt. It won’t dissuade Saudi Arabia from funding jihadists. It won’t pull Libya back from the brink of anarchy. It won’t end the Syrian civil war.  It won’t bring peace and harmony to Somalia and Yemen. It won’t persuade the Taliban to lay down their arms in Afghanistan. It won’t end the perpetual crisis of Pakistan. It certainly won’t resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.

Nice metaphor at the end there.  And what a great joke to open the essay with; “elected president because he promised to end the war”. What a delusional hoot!!  But aside from that, he’s got a good point. Killing ISIS won’t solve everything. Not that anyone ever said it would. But if somebody in charge was really smart, attacking ISIS in Syria could tip the scales on their revolution if you’ve coordinated with your favorite rebels ahead of time. Fly in, blast an ISIS place to shreds, have your rebels occupy the place while the bricks are still hot. Go to the next area, lather rinse repeat. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/13/2014 at 10:26 AM   
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