U.S. President Barack Obama, has requested congressional authorization to take on the terrorist group ISIS. Congress is expected to respond shortly. Some are skeptical of this move, as it brings back memories of President Bush’s ill-fated invasion of Iraq. Over a million people died and millions more were displaced, over what turned out to be a lie, regarding tyrant Saddam Hussein.
ISIS is unquestionably dangerous and a threat to westerners everywhere. However, the threat must be accurately assessed and properly addressed, lest the problem is made worse, as was seen with the the war in Iraq. The government needs to be careful that it does not engage in a course of action that gets many soldiers and civilians killed.