I asked a group of Republican candidates to offer their solutions on handling the ISIS threat:
Marco Rubio –I want a comprehensive program unlike the Obama partial program.
Ted Cruz– Bomb the shit out of these infidels.
Jeb Bush –give me a moment while I check with George. He knows all about such stuff.
Carly Fiorina –Stand Tough. Stand Tall. Stand American. That’s the way to defeat ISIS. Anyone who can fire thousands of employees has the guts to take on ISIS.
Rand Paul –Do nothing, let all the Arabs fight among themselves.
John Kasich–I handled problems as governor of Ohio and I assure one and all I can handle ISIS.
Lindsay Graham –Send in the troops, let’s get some boots on the ground!
There are indications that Secretary of State John Kerry is working a new angle in the Syrian conflict. He is attempting to bring together all opposition forces in Syria aside from al Qaeda and ISIS in a new alliance. He is also ready to accept–for the moment–the existence of President Assad. Most probably reality entails allowing Assad to get a few months as head honcho and then send him on a plane to Saudi Arabia. Not the best solution, but one that just might work.
This is a gamble.This approach could blow up.But, at this juncture in time, there are few other realistic options. Let the bad guy get out of the country. If it takes a few months, that might be the right way to go. Kerry is applying reality politics to a problem.