Talking points for Obama to consider while trying to decide about launching air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, Re: Only America Can Prevent a Disaster in Iraq, Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014

Here are a few talking points for President Obama to consider as he decides whether or not to launch air strikes in Iraq against ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. 

The United States is the only country in the world that can prevent Iraq from imploding. 

The United States is the only country in the world that can prevent Iraq from disintegrating. 

The United States is the only country in the world that can prevent ISIS from conquering Iraq, from seizing power there and slicing up the country. 

ISIS is very close to conquering Iraq, to seizing power there and slicing up the country. 

If ISIS succeeds in conquering Iraq, succeeds in seizing power there and slicing up the country, it would be catastrophic for the U.S. 

Like it or not, the only thing the United States can do to stop ISIS from conquering Iraq, from seizing power there and slicing up the country, is to launch air strikes against it. 

It must do so very soon or else it will be too late. 

Everything that ISIS has brought to Iraq and wherever else it has appeared in the Middle East will be brought to America too. 

Mass beheadings, mass murders, rape, mutilation, imposition of Sharia (Islamic Law), destruction of all vestiges of Western civilization, savagery, brutality, forced Islamization of anything and everything, the lot. 

The United States must either defend itself in Iraq now or else it will have to defend itself on a much larger scale in very short order…defend itself at home, not thousands of miles away. 

It will also find itself embroiled in a much larger war in the Middle East whether it wants to be or not, a war which easily could set off World War Three. 

National security is a sterile term in discussions about ISIS. The fact is that one of the main goals that ISIS has is to destroy the United States and turn the U.S. into an Islamic country and if it succeeds in conquering Iraq, succeeds in taking power there and slicing up the country, it will be well on the way to doing exactly that. For America and Americans its more than a question of national security, its a question of national survival. 

Yes, the situation is that serious. 

The United States needs to act on its own and not in concert with anyone else, especially the Iranians. 

It has to act fast and acting in concert with anyone else would slow things down considerably. Time really is of the essence here. 

Acting in concert with Iran would be especially stupid. Iran is a sworn, mortal, enemy of the United States and would do everything it could to take advantage of the U.S. in this scenario, or in any other scenario either for that matter. History, experience, reality and religion make it exceedingly clear that the Americans can trust the Iranians about as far as they can throw them and simply should not do so. 

It isn’t necessary anyway as the United States is perfectly capable of acting on its own. 

Aside from national security and national survival, the U.S. also has a moral obligation to act against ISIS because of the widespread suffering and unspeakable atrocities that it carries out and will continue to carry out unless it is stopped. 

Whatever mistakes the United States and the rest of the West made in Iraq in the past are irrelevant because the need for immediate action, the need for the U.S. to launch air strikes against ISIS, is so clear-cut and self-evident. 

Those are some talking points for Obama to ponder. 

Hopefully he won’t take too long. 

Hopefully, he’ll launch air strikes against ISIS.

Like now. 

If he doesn’t, the United States will be in deep, deep trouble. 

If he doesn’t, the United States will be in mortal peril. 

Thanks to ISIS. 

Thanks to him.

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