The danger is that Obama will want to hold back troops thereby, as in the past, increasing US casualties. For some reason known only to him, perhaps in the interest of fairness, Obama wants to keep the battle close and not take advantage of America's superior military.
And Iraq? How long will it last? Somalia? Yea. That is a real stable nation. I'm not saying that a human rights government is impossible. Or democracy? That isn't either. But the people have to want it. And they have to have the power to maintain it.
If we get involved in that equation...ANY failure will be blamed on us. And they are destined to fail. At least until they stop with the sharia law and so on.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.