I'm appalled, shocked and ashamed at the reticence of our government to act forcefully and promptly to crush the barbaric Islamic organization ISIS. In WWII we fought and defeated two evil empires; Japan and Germany who had millions of men with sophisticated equipment. Is our country so weak now that we can't even defeat a rag tag bunch of terrorists? Training other terrorists to do our fighting is insane.
The papers have reported that the strength of ISIS is about 31,500. A couple divisions of crack American troupes with overpowering air power and technical superiority should be able to crush ISIS in a matter of weeks if not days. Right now all we are doing is picking at them with a few air strikes. If you are trying to destroy them from the air at least use massive force with appropriate weapons such as Warthogs and Apaches.
But above all choose to win and win ASAP. Save the lives of these poor Christians and others who are being slaughtered. Forming coalitions is a good thing but so far few have been forthcoming so let's get busy and show the world that American still has the moral courage and strength to do the right thing.
JIM WATKINS, Pasco