Stopping the Islamic State Might Be Obama's Chance to Salvage His Middle East Policy

Aug 25, 2014 Full story: Foreign Policy

The social media-produced execution of journalist Jim Foley released on Aug. 19 focuses attention on whether President Obama will stay the course in Iraq or take necessary actions to defeat the Islamic State .

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#1 Aug 25, 2014
A good first step would be to put aside news media drum-beating about U.S. military action in every direction we look. We have no allies to join us in any military action. And a good second step would be to assess the direct threat of Islamic ISIS. Is ISIS any more a threat than is Boko Haram, Islamic Brotherhood, Islamic Jihad, Hizbollah or Hamas? And is the USA to save Arab Islam from itself? What is our mission and priority?

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