If I'm to understand the president about his strategy for dealing with ISIL, in Iraq he wants to limit American boots on the ground to those protecting American installations, while relying on American advisors to help the Iraqis fight, and providing American air power and weapons to support local ground forces. And it could take years to defeat the jihadis.
Reasonable. Perfectly reasonable.
And if I may mention this, this is exactly what I think we should be doing in Afghanistan instead of walking away at the end of 2016 and wishing them good luck--the way we did to the Iraqis!!!!!
Even when this administration manages to get an inkling of a clue, they still suck.