President Obama warned Monday that we won’t be able to make quick work of ISIS.
This will not be quick. This is a long-term campaign. ISIL is opportunistic and it is nimble. In many places in Syria and Iraq, including urban areas, it’s dug in among innocent civilian populations. It will take time to root them out — and doing so must be the job of local forces on the ground, with training and air support from our coalition.
Etc., etc . . .
Obama added that we can’t win this by military effort alone and that we will have to spend a generation defeating the Islamists’ ideas because “Ideologies are not defeated with guns.”
Tell that to the Nazis.