The talk these days is about boots. Boots marching off to foreign soil, yet again. Boots on the ground. Boots in the trenches and alleys on Iraq, where the terror group ISIS has made headway in the wake of an Iraqi army that was obviously asleep at the wheel.
Boots on the desert soil of Iraq fighting ISIS. Not a good idea. There are any number of other, far better options open to the U.S. and it’s “allies,” which these days seem to include a lot of very strange bedfellows.
If the U.S. wants to accomplish something against ISIS it would be well advised to arm the Kurds to the proverbial hilt, who know the enemy, who understand what it takes to fight them , and most importantly, how to defeat them. And up-to-date weaponry must be rushed to these fighters. We’ve been ignoring the Kurdish fighters for too long. ISIS informs us now that we have been ignoring them at our own peril.