By Andrew J. Bacevich – Destroying what Obama calls the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant won’t create an effective and legitimate Iraqi state.
It won’t restore the possibility of a democratic Egypt.
It won’t dissuade Saudi Arabia from funding jihadists.
It won’t pull Libya back from the brink of anarchy.
It won’t end the Syrian civil war.
It won’t bring peace and harmony to Somalia and Yemen.