October 06, 2017
To win in Syria, we need to fight both ISIS and Assad
Let’s hope Winston Churchill was correct that Americans always do the right thing after exhausting all other options, for we are running out of bad options to try in Syria. Now maybe we can try supporting Syria’s Sunni Arabs against both ISIS and the Assad regime. That approach is the only one that can secure America’s vital interests in Syria.
The U.S. has fantasized about many other options. We’ve hoped that the problem would go away, that Assad would fall, that he would win, that the Russians would help fight the Islamic State, that they’d help against Iran, that the Turks would also help.