Obama’s goal is to turn the Islamic State into a “manageable problem”.
What does that even mean? Is there some minimum number of heads we’re willing to let IS lop off on a weekly basis (maybe with a few exceptions: “No limit on Christians”; “American journalists only on weekends and holidays”)? Or perhaps we let them turn a few - but “only” a few - cities into permanent abattoirs? How about insisting on background checks to make sure that their mass murderers and serial killers are at least partially motivated by something other than bloodlust (because that somehow makes the violence less repugnant – you know: eggs and omelettes)?
The worst combination of idiocy, poltroonery and ideological vapor lock I’ve ever seen. Trying to get Obama to act like a Commander in Chief is like pinning a sheriff’s badge on a Quaker and expecting him to clean up Tombstone.
Ok, here’s the solution, and it has the advantage of enabling the president to take decisive action based on a pretext that will appeal to him - action designed, furthermore, not to manage, but to eradicate the problem. Let’s somehow convince IS to require voter ID. Hell, you’ll have Eric Holder, the entire U.S. Marshal’s Service and a couple of deputized Marine battalions chasing those lunatics to the back of beyond in no time flat.