Weeks ago I called for this group to be attacked in the manner only the U.S. can undertake – suddenly, swiftly, surgically – to deal it a setback and to begin the systematic dismantlement of this scourge. As we consider this threat there are some important points to consider that give urgency to the imperative to act:
The Islamic State is executing a well-thought-out campaign design intended to dismantle both Syria and Iraq and install in their place an Islamic Caliphate. Though we’re keyed into it now, we missed it initially.
Dear General Dumbass (and the rest of you pollyanna idiots): Sure, we can destroy ISIL, just as we destroyed the Sunni revolt with the Surge. But unless and until you destroy the regimes that create these movements and use them for their own purposes, they’ll just build another one.