President Hollande has got it right. The coordinated attacks in Paris are “an act of war.” I would suggest to the president that the correct response to an act of war is to go to war.
That means a full declaration of war against ISIS. This is not the nebulous, undefined never-ending “war against terrorism” that former President George Bush had launched, in what should have been a declaration of war against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. That war turned into an Iraq invasion, which turned Iraq into a magnet for militants from all over the world and most particularly Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and his followers who would become al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia (AQM). It operated with such brutality against the Shiites that even al-Qaeda central command was a bit dismayed. The AQM is the Godfather of ISIS.
I would suggest to the president that the correct response to an act of war is to go to warAbdallah Schleifer