One thing I really don’t get: Whether you support sending troops to destroy ISIS or not, what’s the point of saying we shouldn’t do it because it’s what ISIS wants us to do, as President Obama and many others have done.
The presupposition here is that ISIS would win, right? That we’d be playing right into their hands. Even Obama thinks so.
The only way ISIS would win is if, as we often do in foreign engagements, we don’t make enough of a commitment to victory. It’s reasonable to debate whether it is worth sending our men and women over there to fight and die.
But there’s no question in my mind about whether they could do the job, even if our president has his doubts.