Thursday, June 11, 2015

Col. Bacevich says U.S. should work with Iran to defeat ISIL

Marking the one year anniversary of ISIL capturing and occupying Mosul during the 2014 Northern Iraq Offensive, PBS NewsHour presented a panel discussion on the subject [05:50]. The four panelists included former CIA Director Leon Panetta, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Zinni (Ret.) and Professor Andrew Bacevich.

Near the conclusion of the panel discussion (accessible in the above embedded video), Bacevich advocates assisting Iran in that country’s efforts to defeat ISIL. Pointing to Panetta’s previous World War II analogy, Bacevich draws his own analogy to the historical example of the U.S. working with USSR in the war against Nazi Germany.


Anonymous said...

Iran is not the former USSR and ISIS isn't NAZI Germany.Let the US sort the mess out themselves.After all it was they that created these terrorist organizations. Iran has enough problems of its own.

Anonymous said...

Iran is enmeshed in those problems far more than is the US

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, what an important discovery that "iran is enmeshed...."