the lead up to the continuance of the war in Iraq is well documented.... all the reason we went back in are listed.
it is simple rhetoric to declare it's all based on lies... there's very little truth in such rhetoric.
when faced with the documented facts, the rhetoric, as it should, dissolves into a puddle of piss and spittle.
my opposition to Bush , in terms of Iraq, have always stemmed on how he decided to fight the war, not the reasons he decided to fight... the reasons were valid.
in any case, it's pretty stupid to whine about a former president doing what he can, in his limited capacity, to help out in an effort such as this.... I cannot, for the life of me, understand opposition to such.... unless, of course, these folks are opposed to the notion of fighting ISIS at all.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
As McCain would say, this sounds like more of a goal than a strategy.
I tend to view Islam as a cancer to western liberalism, very similar to communism during the cold war. You deal with ideological cancers by isolating them and containing their spread. The cancer then eats itself. After eating itself, we could perhaps reengage with rational players again.