Friday, February 13, 2015
Islamic State Advances
Terrorists of the Islamic State have taken a town just thirteen minutes away from a base where three hundred and twenty US Marines are training Iraqis. Barack Hussein Obama has a pronounced aversion to ground combat against the IS fanatics. Obama has pledged no new (or renewed) ground war in Iraq or Afghanistan. What happens though if IS thugs attack US military trainers? Our forces have the right to defend themselves. In fact, force protection is the first duty before our troops fulfill their other obligations. We can not be seen to have our military running from the terrorists as that would be an undeniable Islamic State victory. Our military must stand and fight and must have sufficient power deployed to win.