Is doing nothing an option?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend may provide for a convenient alliance by which we may achieve mutually beneficial objectives. That objective may be valuable enough for both sides to sacrifice some of their principles in the short term, and to assist each other in achieving some common goals. The problem is not in a temporary alliance, the problem in America’s Pollyanna view that the alliance will result in a change in the organization, entity or power structure with whom we choose to align.
The fact is that it most likely will not. The concept of training less extreme rebels to fight in the absence of American ground forces my look good on paper to some, but the reality is much less appealing. We are creating a short term alliance with a group of people who dislike ISIS slightly more than America at … Read more »Continue