"They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen," Hagel told reporters.I’m not any kind of great strategist, but it seems to me that when you’re dealing with messianic fanatics who have not only an army, but something resembling a state, at their disposal, and worldwide genocide on the brain, a few airstrikes here and there probably aren’t going to cool their bloodlust, let alone disabuse them of their expansionist dreams. I think the only real solution is a highly focused, well-coordinated campaign on their soil with overwhelming force – object: complete annihilation of the Islamic State.
This would be doable under a president who took the threat seriously, explained to the American people the scope of the action, and committed the proper resources to ensure success.
So I guess that’s the end of that idea.
Back to you, president Mulligan...
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