Good Lord. President Ding Dong is now arming the same "soldiers" he called a fantasy a few weeks ago?
No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.
About ground troops, it's not like there won't be any. There are Kurds, Iraqis, moderate Syrians, and apparently some 10 other countries in this coalition, and even Iran outside of the coalition but already sending people. If we get a good air campaign and other troops do the ground invasions, maybe we'll avoid having to send in our foot soldiers. However, like I said, if it doesn't work, the Pentagon has already mentioned that American troops might be necessary, and I'm confident that there will be adjustments and reassessments.
I think ISIS is not as strong as a regular national army. If their equipment, training centers, command centers, etc., get bombed to oblivion, then it could be relatively easy for the troops coming from multiple points to just go in and slaughter them.
So, instead of playing partisan politics, let's wait and see what happens, shall we?