Letter: Open letter to President Obama on Islamic State

Michael W. Jarvis
The Daily Times


Iraq was a check on Iran until we turned it into a sand-dune sinkhole for American troops. ISIS, ISIL or ISISFB (Islamic State Sand For Brains) is just a morphed nomadic Arab tribe that preyed on other nomadic Arab tribes for a thousand years before Jesus Christ was born.

Instead of sending more precious American troops to challenge this depraved culture that wouldn't even have an oil industry if they couldn't nationalize it, which is basically what the Islamic State is doing now with their oil company seizures, send our troops down to patrol the U.S. border with Mexico and use the troop transport planes to deport illegal immigrants. Our troops could also help out the FBI, which is admittedly overwhelmed, in tracking would-be ISIS recruits and Islamic terrorists.