September 17, 2014

Obama needs a plan B on ISIS

President Obama was emphatic today that there were going to be no U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq to combat ISIS.  This after all of the allies he'd assume would step up to put boots on the ground...just didn't.  But there are going to be U.S. troops in Iraq and mission creep is inevitable, as is the possibility of unexpected fighting.

It's very possible U.S. troops will see combat.  Let's hope air support is not as distant as it was in Benghazi.  But the president still seems to be reactionary, on his heels and digging in to a rhetorical position that he's leaving himself open to have to abandon.

So what is Plan B?  My guess is they don't have one yet, just like they didn't with plan A.

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