Well that sucks. It looks like now ISIS cannot be defeated without boots on the ground because this genius, Joe Biden has been wrong on every single solitary foreign policy position for the last 4 decades.
Whatever he says, the opposite is true.
Vice President Biden expressed confidence that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could be defeated without U.S. boots on the ground in Iraq, calling the militant group "far from invincible."
In a Washington Post op-ed published Friday, Biden described the threat as a "long-term challenge" but said the United States is prepared to increase its support in the fight.
"ISIL has no legitimate cause or grievance to espouse,” he said, using an alternate name for the group. "And as we saw at the Mosul dam, when its fighting strength is eroded, it can be routed by local forces without U.S. boots on the ground."
The United States launched 60 airstrikes — two-thirds of all U.S. operations — in helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake the Mosul dam, which the adminisration said could have been catastrophic if it was breached.
Biden called the mission last week the first operation where the Kurdish peshmerga and Iraq security forces worked together.
"As Iraqis continue to make progress, we are prepared to further enhance our support for Iraq’s fight against ISIL — and will call on the international community to join Canada, Australia and our European allies in doing the same," Biden said.
The call came days after ISIS released a video showing the beheading of U.S. photojournalist James Foley and the threat to kill another captured U.S. journalist if the United States does not end its airstrikes.