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  •  It's not. Nor is it the goal (2+ / 0-)
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    Terri, Lawrence

    These strikes are supposed to blunt their capabilities, even if only temporarily.  There appears to be no real solution at this point, and so the course of action seems to be a sort of holding action to buy time without (or with fewer) terrorist attacks.

    The problem is that even if the US stops the strikes, these groups can always brainwash more people to do their bidding.

    Furthermore, the politics demands that The President be seen as actually doing something about it, even if the course of action is not optimal in the long run.  If he doesn't, it strengthens the hand of the conservatives, and we know how much worse they will likely make things.

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