The U.S. Is Right to Set Out to Destroy the Islamic State

(Washington Post) Editorial - President Obama is now employing the word "destroy" to describe U.S. objectives regarding the fanatical Islamic State. Already, the group has seized far more of Iraq and Syria than is compatible with the safety and human rights of the people living there, and its sights are set on further destabilization in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kurdistan, as well as terror attacks in Europe and, if it's capable of them, the U.S. The two Americans butchered by the Islamic State will not be the last if the group's leaders have their way. This murderous terrorist army can be neither contained nor "managed." We believe the mission President Obama is laying out is essential; we also believe the nation should not embark on it without a commitment to see it through.

2014-09-09 00:00:00

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