A war worth fighting, but we're not there yet

It appears that the United States may be going to war against the Islamic State (IS). I use the word "appears" advisedly, because appearances may be deceiving. It's true that the US has already bombed almost 200 IS targets. And it's true that the President has declared his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the IS, with Vice-President Biden upping the rhetorical ante promising to "follow
them to the gates of hell". 

It's also true that Congress has now appropriated significant sums to train and arm a select group of Syria opposition fighters. But even with all this, there are still too many pieces of this puzzle that don't fit or are missing to be able to say what the US is doing or where it will go. I'm not one of those who scoffed at the President, a few weeks back, when he told reporters that he had not...

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