June 26, 2014

Let ISIS Play Out Its Role in History

David Andelman, USA Today

The Associated Press

Iraq is at the beginning of the endgame of its existence that began more than a century ago, and there is little the United States can do about it. Joining the fight, as we seem ever closer to doing, will only ensure we are defeated by the overwhelming forces of history. Yet left to evolve, these same forces will also defeat our intended enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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