This war won't be won in the political arena, either and without the destruction of the enemy's ability to wage war against whatever government is in power, there will never be a positive political outcome.Now the political reality is that you have a very weak corrupt government in place that has very little support outside its government buildings.. and that is even a stretch. This political reality calls into question the present strategy in the whole war.
This war will NOT be won on the battlefield pure and simple, even the commanders on the ground have said so. So what use is it to send more troops into battle if they will not solve the political situation?
It's the pinnacle of stupidity to think that wars aren't won on the battlefield. Show me a war that wasn't won on the battlefield.