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A plan to fight Islamic State
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Byman

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/23/2014 1:42:41 PM

When President Barack Obama called the Islamic State a "cancer" on Wednesday, the description may have been more apt than he intended. The Sunni jihadist group is indeed a malignant tumor metastasizing in the body of the Middle East. But like cancer, it will be stubbornly difficult to defeat—and some of the cures could end up killing the patient. The spread has been shockingly quick. In June, the Islamic State surged deeper into Iraq, taking Mosul, Iraq´s second-largest city, advancing close to Baghdad and threatening Kurdish territory. The group even declared a "caliphate." Only Mr. Obama´s Aug. 7 decision to

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Obama has attempted to hide from the responsibility that the United States of America must accept if the Dark Age head-lopping proto-hominids are to be prevented from infecting the entire Midle East and spilling over into Europe and America. There are perhaps 15,000 Islamic State warriors, with more arriving every day. But they are spread out widely and have few places to hide their armor, their training camps, and their movements. They should perish in fire.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/23/2014 2:21:31 PM     (No. 9977924)

Aside from preference for the familiar, why do we care if Iraq splits into three different countries or not ?
Supporting artificial concepts is the downfall of most liberal plans. Let Iraq split into it´s natural ethnic regions.

Then let´s do the same thing with California.

....and the U.S. in general.

(Oh....I´m gonna catch hell for this one.)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/23/2014 3:58:42 PM     (No. 9978005)

Given Obama´s history of ordering the US military, through dangerous rules of engagement and advance notice to the enemy of US intentions, to fight with one arm tied behind its back in Afghanistan that gave the Taliban on the ground much advantage since he took over as Commander-in-Chief, chances are Obama will come up with new ineffective rules of engagement that will allow the bombing of ISIS by manned aircraft and drones, but will also constrain the military from really doing the job so that he can stay in favor with his anti-war base and maintain the fraudulent legacy that he stopped the Bush wars until he slips out of office.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/23/2014 4:39:19 PM     (No. 9978038)

The time to fight the Islamic State was back when GHW Bush pulled us back from taking a bomb downtown Baghdad. Had we turned that town or Mecca into a sea of molten glass, we´d have garnered a little respect. Instead we got a Religion of Piece on our front lawn.

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