Bombing ISIS is the moral thing to do. That’s true even if the Obama Administration orders it. That’s true even if the current situation came about as a result of President Obama’s past indecision or of his reluctance to leave American troops in Iraq. That’s true even if the current situation is ultimately due to the Bush Administration’s failed policies.
Invading Iraq to destroy the butcher Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do even if it did not turn out well. Incidentally, the invasion of Iraq was approved 297 to 133 (House) and 77 to 23 (Senate). I think that’s enough to have made it legal.
ISIS needs killing like no one in my living memory. The peaceful Kurdish entity is worth saving even if the rest of Iraq crumbles. It’s intolerable for the civilized to stand by while ISIS is slaughtering the defenseless religious minorities within its reach.The ISIS terrorists would need killing even if they had done none of the above.
The word “Caliphate” ISIS has adopted contains a political program of aggression toward the Infidels. That includes us and Europe. ISIS will attack us as soon as it can unless it’s reduced by military action to the handful of bandits and fanatics they were when they started. It’s easier to do it now than it will be tomorrow, much easier than the day after tomorrow.
I know I am repeating myself. Some things need repeating. Many people are too distracted by daily life to remember well even the obvious.