A poorly dosed half-measure to cover a president’s ass?
A totally horrible tactic in response to a totally horrible situation we compounded by our other involvement in the Middle East, and general role? One likely to result in more civilian deaths, recruitment fodder for the other sides’ extremists, and more blowback? (Probably.) A potentially effective near term retort to a militarized force doing horrible things to people already in a mess we helped create? Would anything else work? A failure of the imagination? A disingenuous effort, barely aligned with its stated motivations and objectives?
Does anything matter if it isn’t in a grander of context of a genuine realignment of the distribution and expression of power?
Punditry itself, being a form of armchair leadership and citizenship.