The Islamic State

Let’s just calm down here regarding attacking the Islamic State. Statements like “World War III is at hand” and “we as a nation are at the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation” don’t encourage thoughtful analysis and planning.

Nor do statements by Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham demanding urgency in our dealing with this threat help.

The Islamic State problem is not the sole responsibility of the United States. Regional powers such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and especially Iraq, (whose members of a 300,000 army, trained by the U.S., fled in terror from IS fighters), have a major stake here.

Europe has a stake here also, as it worries about jihadists returning to its soil to cause havoc.

Let all these parties (and more), together with the U.S., plan and decide how to deal with ISIS.

We don’t need another rush to war like we had with Iraq.

Alison Hopper


Submitted by Virtual Newsroom