“Rooting out a cancer like ISIL will not be quick or easy, but I’m confident that we can — and we will — working closely with our allies and our partners,” Obama said.
These Syrian opposition forces are fighting both the brutality of ISIL terrorists and the tyranny of the Assad regime
"U.S. policy in the Middle East begins with understanding that “internal divides, historic rivalries and contemporary competitions feed off of one another" Sherman said.
Obama: This is not America’s fight alone. Above all, the people and governments of the Middle East are rejecting ISIL and standing up for the peace and security that the region deserves
The evil that the Islamic State represents is not something that Iraq or the region can take on alone. We face a common threat and it requires a common response.
By delinking a ceasefire from a political solution.Whoever seizes the opportunity first the Syrian opposition and those who genuinely support it,or Assad can make it costly for the other to reject it
Today, the Middle East is experiencing the collapse of the notion that Arab states can accommodate religiously diverse societies. This is not a problem that a foreign power can resolve.