- "Obama: No U.S. ground troops vs. ISIS"
- "US to deploy up to 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola in West Africa"
The US military - like any military organization worthy of the name - is designed to break things and kill people. That's its raison d'être.
I'm not in favor of more US intervention in the Middle East. We've failed miserably in both Iraq and Afghanistan - not the fault of our military, but of our political leadership, who've clearly learned nothing from Vietnam. Nevertheless, the irony is cruel. We're not sending our 'kick ass and take names' people to do precisely that to our enemies . . . but we are sending them to 'fight' a disease that's so far infected a hell of a lot of those who come into contact with it, and killed well over half of those who contract it. It's likely to do precisely that to our people as well, unless we're very lucky.
I imagine ISIS is laughing its collective ass off at us right now . . .