I was in Iraq at the start of the war in 2003. Our troops were engaged in fighting 100's of thousands of Saddam forces, unlike the small number of 35,000 ISIL members occupying northern Iraq and Syria. We destroyed Saddam within a few days.
Below is my suggestion on how to destroy ISIL within 5 days and use no U.S. or foreign troops. I mean not in the air or on the ground with active duty military! In America alone we could get 200,000 volunteers being issued M-16's and 9mm pistols.
The volunteers would come from former U.S. military, American Patriots from all walks of life, and we could offer time served for non violent people who are incarcerated in U.S. prisons, if they volunteer to deploy. In addition we would have no rules of engagement and we must put a leader in Iraq with similar the same character as Saddam. I have come to the reality that the only way to control Islamic countries is with a brutal dictator. Fear is all they know. Sorry if this offends some. I approved of Saddam being destroyed in 2003, but with hindsight I realize we should have left him in office.
Within a five day period 200,000 Americans would be able to destroy ISIL in five days. The argument many people would have (including myself) is that after destroying these 35,000 ISIL members, they would have 35,000 new ones within a year. That is ok. Each anniversary of our first destruction of ISIL we would return for another five day period to destroy them again and again until they wave the white flag of surrender.
Think of the millions and billions the U.S. would save each day and year by not having useless air strikes and a formation of 60 useless countries who are our alleged coalition. Jordan would be an exception.
Volunteers fighting to protect our country and children is not a new concept to America. We have survived as a country for three centuries relying on volunteers.
The only way this war strategy would work if we had an American leader like Israel's Benjamin Netanyaha and his Vice President should be King Abullan II of Jordan. America could deport President Obama to Saudi Arabia with his family and friends. Dave Gaubatz