Obama Says There’s No Military Solution to Al Qaeda Taking Over Iraq
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
I’m not a community organizer, but I’m pretty sure there’s a military solution to Al Qaeda/ISIS pounding away at the Kurds with heavy artillery.
I believe it’s called an air strike.
Spokesman Josh Earnest said any U.S. military action would be “very limited in scope” and tied to Iraqi political reforms, adding: “There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq.”
We can’t hope to defeat Al Qaeda militarily. Wars don’t solve anything. Maybe when Al Qaeda has taken over Iraq and killed all the Christians and Yazidis and anyone else it doesn’t like… it too will realize there’s no military solution.
Or maybe it’ll just fly a bunch of planes into skyscrapers again while the Obamanites lecture us on how force doesn’t solve anything.
Obama believed there was a military solution in Libya. Funny how he only seems to intervene on behalf of Islamists.
In any case, France seems to think there might be a military solution. It also thought there was a military solution that would prevent Al Qaeda from taking over Mali. And it was right.
President Francois Hollande’s office said after he spoke by telephone with Kurdistan president Masoud Barzani that Paris was prepared to support forces engaged in the defence of Iraqi Kurdistan. It did not say how.
This is Obama’s legacy. France is now the leading edge against Al Qaeda.
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