What a victory over ISIS would look like
The Patriot Ledger - 01/01/2016
Every terrorist attack on a Western target presents the self-styled saints in Washington and other western capitals with an opportunity to engage in perfectly staged grandiose rhetoric. Employing borrowed words, identical sound bites, and first-cousin clichés designed to curate their images, conceal their ignorance and ignore realities on the ground, world leaders’ pontificate about destroying ISIS.
But there is precious little explanation of what defeating ISIS really means or how it will be accomplished.