Yesterday, ISIS released a video showing them cutting journalist James Foley’s head off. I have not watched the video nor do I intend to. It is not surprising coming from the barbarians that are slaughtering men, women and children by the tens of thousands in the pursuit of … something vaguely Islamic. They also claim to have Steven Sotloff prisoner and are threatening to execute him if the US does not abandon airstrikes against ISIS targets.
I don’t know that we can stop ISIS and bring democracy to the Middle East. I do know that people who murder Americans can not do so with impunity. Justice needs to be brought on ISIS. We may not be able to save the world from savagery. But we can make sure that visiting that savagery upon Americans comes at a massive price.