“The last good war” – that’s what WWII was often referred to. Not because any war is “good,” but because it was pretty clearly a matter of the good guys fighting against the bad guys back then. Vietnam, Iraq in 2003 – those are examples of the wars that followed; wars that reasonable people could argue for or against, and regularly do.
But ISIS (or ISIL) – you’re not going to find many reasonable people suggesting that these guys are anything but evil incarnate, who need to be neutralized. We need to do everything in our power to at least significantly degrade this terrorist state’s abilities, and it needs to happen sooner rather than later. Don’t we? Whether it’s for selfish, existential reasons (as British PM Cameron explained Friday after ramping up the country’s terror threat level to “severe”), or more altruistic reasons (e.g. the beheading of anyone with different religious ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.