"We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them," department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s "Hardball." "We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –"
…Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to "help improve their governance" and "help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people."
She acknowledged there’s "no easy solution" and said the U.S. would still take out ISIS leaders. But Harf said: "If we can help countries work at the root causes of this — what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?" …
Is there really any hope left? This is another example of a corrupt administration that hires naive, at best storytellers.
“But we cannot win this war by killing them”. Umm.. seems to me we did just that with the NAZIs and the Japanese. It wasn’t a jobs program that stopped Hitler from taking Europe. But then again history is soooo old fashioned.
Islamic State militants have burned alive 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, its local police chief told the BBC Tuesday.