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This is an excellent column re: Why we can’t negotiate with ISIS. It’s in a center-left magazine, Atlantic. The final sentence – should – launch a broad investigation of strategy and goals, because it is exactly correct:
“If ISIS remains true to its principles, that’s also the reason the world can accept nothing less than the group’s full defeat.” (Emphasis mine.)
With the goal thus defined and defended, the strategic question becomes, “At what cost?” And, of course, two answers exist:
- The cost of tens of thousands of educated kids from Western Liberal democratic nations who have been
Flawed thinking resulting in yet another column that says we need to keep doing what has never worked because we’ve always done it.
First off – America’s goal in the region, whatever it is, has not and will not be achieved via our current or recent strategies – whatever they’ve been. We’ve been doing this for decades and nothing positive has accrued. We either need to colonize the region with all the human and economic costs of dragging its inhabitants, a generations-long quest, into the 21st Century and post-Enlightenment world, or leave it to Russia and China, both of whom […]
I am continually – though less-so every day – amazed at the disdain with which We the People are treated by ALL of these don’t-even-bother-calling-them-‘Representatives’ in Washington – or who want to be hired by us to live there.
Disdainful enemies of our Liberty and the Rule of Law that is America?
It is amazing that people still think the establishment GOP will alter the course we are on. Not a chance in Hell.
The GOP is just a Progressive Fifth Column, and more dangerous than the Dems, who […]
Joining the infantry – Army or Marines – is seen by many as the ultimate in patriotism. It’s time to re-think this.
Arguably since Korea, but certainly since Vietnam, America’s politicians have seen fit to send our best & brightest off to kill and to die in wars those politicians refuse to win.
Supporting this idiocy by joining as cannon fodder – which is all soldiers & Marines are in wars their commanders refuse to win – is not patriotism.
Ike ended the Korean War through back-channel communicatioons that he would nuke N Korea unless they talked. Because Ike recently […]