Originally Posted by Objective Voice
We're using drone strikes in areas where military/special forces can't easily get into.
We're using special forces to provide ground surveillance, coordinate air strikes and train foreign combatants how to "take the fight to a common enemy".
We're using our political and economic influence (soft power) in an attempt to force rouge countries (Russia, North Korea, Iran) into compliance moreso with UN/NATO resolutions/treaties.
Political persuasion to bring Arab nations to the table to "collective" resolve this regional problem called ISIS.
While I would agree that the Obama Administrations foreign policy agenda where the Middle East is concerned does seem to be inconsistent if not incoherent to some, but when you don't have willing partners in the region who are willing to take matters into their own hands and fight for their own freedom AND your fellow countrymen are really tired of fighting AND your "all volunteer force" is tired of constantly being thrown into the meat grinder for wars/military campaigns that don't seem to have an end-game, do you think it wise to pursue a single-minded military option as the only solution to the Middle-East problem especially since no other U.S. President before Obama was able to fix the problem? Oh, wait! The problem wasn't exacerbated until The Bush Doctrine went into affect. My bad!
My point here is simply this: STOP TAKING THE IDEOLOGICAL VIEW to all things. The ME in particular isn't a one size fits all situation. It's far more complicated that you might think.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 01-25-15 at 12:23 PM.
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And before he said these new sanctions would be like "throwing a grenade into the process".
You keep leaving that part out MMC.
As always, the GOP still thinks it owns foreign policy and should be doing the work of the President.
They'd rather start new wars versus the 'No Drama Obama' doctrine .
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