August 25, 2014

Destroy the 'Islamic State'

John Bolton, National Review

The Associated Press

Approving U.S. military force against the Islamic State on August 7, Obama stressed two limited goals: protecting U.S. civilian and military personnel in Irbil, the Kurdish capital, which the Islamic State was rapidly nearing; and aiding refugees who had fled as the group advanced into Iraq from Syria. These are legitimate objectives, but they are far too constrained even in humanitarian terms, let alone against the serious regional and global strategic threats the Islamic State poses.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, Syria, Iraq, Barack Obama, ISIS

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