Well folks, this is it. It’s looking bad for us. John McCain asserted today that the United States and our allies aren’t winning the conflict against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, probably because we’re not following his advice to bomb Iran.
While sitting in on CNN’s State of The Union, the chickhawk senator who can’t seem to agree on anyone, even himself, when it comes to the situation in the Middle East said of the group that “They’re winning, and we’re not.” Arizona Republican added that the “Iraqis are not winning. The Peshmerga, the Kurds are not winning.” Things are looking pretty bleak, folks. ISIL might just win this.
According to McCain, more American troops are needed on the ground, in order to form forward air controllers and special forces that help assist in the airstrikes. He also called for a no-fly zone over both Iraq and Syria, adding that ISIL forces were freely crossing between both countries.
McCain told host Candy Crowley that “You have to go after ISIS and Bashar Al-Assad,” and added that “There’s no boundary between Syria and Iraq. Why should we differentiate?”
McCain has no idea what he’s talking about, but then, that’s nothing new. According to an MSNBC report, the Kurds have been successful in halting ISIL at Kobani; while more than a third of the town remains under Jihadist control, the Kurds have apparently managed to regain a nearby town in addition to stopping the Jihadis dead in their tracks. Observers also note that ISIL appears to have a shortage of fighters and is bringing in their religious police to fill the gaps.
That sure sounds like ISIL is winning to me.